Gold Note
Donatello
$1199
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Born from the challenge to design the best sounding cartridge of its category.

Donatello Gold

TYPE MC Low Output Phono Cartridge
OUTPUT LEVEL 0.5mV
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 10-40000Hz
IMPEDANCE 40Ω
SUGGESTED LOAD 470Ω
COMPLIANCE 12×10-6cm/dyne
CHANNEL SEPARATION 24dB
CHANNEL BALANCE < 1dB
SUGGESTED TRACKING WEIGHT 1.8g to 2.1g
CANTILEVER Aluminum
DIAMOND Micro Elliptical
COIL WIRE Copper
MAGNET Samarium-Cobalt
MOUNTING HOLE DIAMOND DISTANCE 9mm
WEIGHT 7g
BODY Duraluminium black with golden logo

Donatello Red

TYPE MC Low Output Phono Cartridge
OUTPUT LEVEL 1.8mV
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 10-35000Hz
IMPEDANCE 140Ω
SUGGESTED LOAD 47KΩ
COMPLIANCE 12×10-6cm/dyne
CHANNEL SEPARATION 24dB
CHANNEL BALANCE < 1dB
SUGGESTED TRACKING WEIGHT 1.8g to 2.1g
CANTILEVER Aluminum
DIAMOND Micro Elliptical
COIL WIRE Copper
MAGNET Samarium-Cobalt
MOUNTING HOLE DIAMOND DISTANCE 9mm
WEIGHT 7g
BODY Duraluminium black with golden logo

The main idea pursued by designing the Donatello MC cartridge was simply to engineer the best sounding cartridge of its category, enabled by a solid machined duraluminium body and light enough to be handled by any tonearm.

After two years of continuous research, the results exceeded our highest expectations. With its sophisticated computer modeling design, the body made of machined duraluminium weighs only 7 grams.

The Donatello is perfectly damped to help the cantilever achieve the best tracking ability. Its high-precision micro elliptical diamond stylus-tip, designed for top audio performances, will let you enjoy even the smallest musical details.

Donatello is available in two models: Gold with a low output level and Red with a high output level to be easily driven by MM phono stages as well.