Acoustical Systems

The Palladian cartridge embodies the true spirit of music that is evident in its design and performance.

Technical Specifications

  • Principle Moving Coil
  • Output voltage 0.33mV at 5cm / sec
  • Static needles 16-18mm / N at 18 ° C to 30 ° C
  • Recommended holding force 17-18mN
  • Channel equalization 0.35dB at 1kHz
  • Channel separation 32dB
  • Frequency response 15Hz to 32kHz ± 2dB
  • Needle grinding Q4 Shibata EVO
  • Internal resistance 5Ω
  • Recommended terminating resistor 100-200Ω
  • Mass 11.8g

The Palladian features a hand hammered Timet 1100 Titanium body of unequalled strength and with an unparalleled ability to transfer energy. In the palladian we find a strong heart with more energy (coil windings), a body more agile with less inertia (reduced moving mass), featuring further a very special, subtle mix of small measures taken to fine tune each and every parameter of performance allowing for a sonic explosion beyond our expectations and hopes.

The hand hammered body, the quicksilverish shine like a dragon’s skin – The Palladian Timet 1100 body expresses visually its agility, vital dynamic and live-likeness.

The Palladian brings that spark of live back into the sonic presentation of each and every recording. That spark of live – independent whether large or small – that was there when the performance was once captured.

The Palladian is fast, live-like dynamic and breathtaking direct in its color, immediateness and agility. An incredible agile, dynamic dancer – a reminiscent of Misha Baryshnikov in his prime.

It is subtle, tender and sublime – yet frightening dynamic, with a sonic punch both wall-shaking and stunning physical in its impact.