The cartridge Pi was developed together with the Brinkmann tonearms. With an ingenious mounting of the different parts, the case is highly resonance optimized and with its dynamic mass corresponds perfectly with their tonearms. Due to its neutrality it complements most other tonearms as well.
On the Pi cartridge it was decided to use a Micro Ridge stylus, which has the best resolution in the fi nest recorded details and which guarantees for the most reliability. Naturally sounding in the midrange with good flexibility it gives a big room imaging in three-dimensionality on the highest level of top cartridges
The stylus is mounted on a boron cantilever and drives a copper voice coil. Most attention was given to the rigidity of the magnetic circuit to prevent eddy currents. The MC cartridge has a similar output voltage as our EMT-ti. By this it drives preamp inputs in their best dynamic range. Due to its relatively high output voltage even on quite insensitive inputs the smallest signals will not be lost in the noise floor. The cartridge works perfectly on loads of 600 Ohms. The cartridge has an own mass of 14 grams which leads to a high trackability with a tracking force of 1.8 to 2.0 ponds. The Pi will be delivered with special screws that optimize the coupling to the headshell.
Brinkmann Pi Specifications:
|Stylus||microridge, radius 3 µm|
|Tracking force||1,8 g|
|Vertical tracking angle||23°|
|Output voltage||0,15 mV (velocity 1 cm/sec)|
|Output impedance||20 Ohm|
|Load (recommended)||600 Ohm|
|Frequency response||0 Hz….30 kHz|
|Frequency intermodulation||0,5 %|
|Crosstalk||25 dB (1 kHz)|
|Body||three-piece resonance optimised luminum body|
“Dynamics, fine and coarse structures, dimensionality – all that is on a very high level. So we immediately grow fond of the new cartridge. It plays very close to the top references and it‘s the recommendation for everyone who wants to listen on a very high level without spending a huge sum of money. The Pi is a strong opener and a luminating sign to the analogue passion of the Brinkmann products – not only for their own turntables.”
Matthias Böde — “Stereo”