Acoustical Systems

The Archon© provides a sonic picture which is live-like and tantalizing in its openness, vital detailed and rich in its harmonic structure. A very natural, colorful sound – with an outstanding reproduction of human voices and the most realistic timbre. Opening a soundstage which is wide and recreating excellent the recording venue – with organic placement and wide inner dynamics.

Featuring an unique designed uni-body made from a solid block of Timet 1100 – an ultra-strength Titan-alloy. Internal liquid dampening at certain areas provides an unique energy transfer ability to conserve and bring to your ears even the finest and smallest details in sound. Thus enriching the sonic picture with rarely heard inner harmonics and ambiance nuances.

Technical Specifications

  • 0.5 mV output
  • Silver coils
  • Ultra-rigid special dampened titanium “Timet 1100” corpus
  • Static compliance 17-19 mm/N (18°C to 30°C)
  • 16 to 20 mN tracking force range
  • 18 mN recommended tracking force
  • Channel balance better 0.5 dB / at 1 kHz
  • Channel separation 28 dB
  • Frequency response 15 Hz to 32 kHz +/- 2 dB * Shibata EVO stylus
  • internal resistance 8 Ohms
  • Load resistance 40-1000 Ohms
  • Cantilever C37-coated tempered aluminum
  • Cartridge weight only 11.5 grams