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“Home listening at its best”: Stereophile magazine reviews Miyajima’s Saboten L phono cartridge

“I have no hesitation in telling you that this is something you ought to hear before spending one thin dime on another cartridge of similar or higher price.” Art Dudley is clearly very impressed by Noriyuki Miyajima’s Saboten L, the cartridge with the cactus-spine cantilever.

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New Miyajima Saboten L phono cartridge: natural materials for a natural sound

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Designer Noriyuki Miyajima has earned a worldwide following for his superb artisan phono cartridges. Each new model is the result of passionate research and development, and every single cartridge is crafted in-house by Miyajima’s small dedicated team.

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The cheapest audio upgrade you’ll ever make: new Miyajima three-point contact metal headshell washer

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Miyajima, the Japanese company best known for its stunningly crafted artisan phono cartridges, has created a beautifully simple yet highly effective little audio accessory for vinyl lovers – and it costs less than your average record!

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Magneplanar 0.7 loudspeaker and Miyajima Madake cartridge in Stereophile Products of the Year 2015

Leading US monthly hi-fi magazine Stereophile has just announced its Products of the Year for 2015.

Among the “seven products that kicked righteous wads of ass and made it worthwhile to be an audiophile” is Magnepan’s Magneplanar 0.7 loudspeaker, which is both a finalist for Loudspeaker of the Year and outright winner of the Budget Component of the Year category, while Miyajima’s top-of-range Madake phono cartridge is a finalist for Analog Component of the Year. Continue reading Magneplanar 0.7 loudspeaker and Miyajima Madake cartridge in Stereophile Products of the Year 2015

Hi-Fi World gives Miyajima’s Takumi stereo MC cartridge the full five stars

Hi-Fi World reviewer Paul Rigby discovered the joys of Miyajima’s mono cartridges back in 2014, penning rave reviews of the Japanese artisan brand’s Kotetu and Zero models.

But things become rather more competitive when it comes to stereo, as Rigby points out in his recent review of Miyajima’s Takumi stereo cartridge. “Would Miyajima reveal itself to be only a one-trick mono pony,” he wondered.

Hardly! “Outstanding – among the best,” concluded Rigby, awarding the Takumi Hi-Fi World’s full five stars. Continue reading Hi-Fi World gives Miyajima’s Takumi stereo MC cartridge the full five stars