Gold Note Machiavelli Gold MKII


Machiavelli's extra rigid cantilever handles a high precision Line Contact diamond in the Gold model and a Micro Elliptical diamond in the Red model, both developed in collaboration with Ogura the inventor of the Line-Contact diamond shape.

The diamond tip is mechanically inserted and blocked into the new cantilever that is consequently handled by a special pipe to increase the structure rigidity.

The Machiavelli Series feature can be easily matched with any active phono preamp for MM/MC cartridges, without the need of Step-Up transformers.

The cantilever suspension takes advantage of an elastic and non-deformable harmonic steel spring, rigidly blocked to eliminate vibrations thus enhancing the tracking capability.

With thin and long gold-plated pin connectors, Machiavelli is designed to connect perfectly with arm cinches, reducing energy dispersion and improving grounding for an ideal music background necessary to enjoy even the smaller details in your records.

Machiavelli Gold mkII offers extra rigidity with its Boron cantilever and 30Ω high internal impedance and 0.4mV output level to easily match with MC phono preamps set-up without Step-Up transformers.


Typology MC low output phono cartridge
Output level 0.2 mV
Frequency response 10 - 40000 Hz
Impedance 30 Ω
Suggested load 470 Ω
Compliance 10 × 10 - 6 cm / dyne
Channel separation > 28 dB
Suggested tracking weight 1.8 to 2.1 g
Cantilever Boron
Diamond Line Contact
Diamond Size 5 × 20 μm
Coil Wire Copper
Magnet Samarium-Cobalt
Mounting hole diamond distance 9 mm
Weight 10 g