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Koetsu Urushi Moving Coil Cartridge

Free UK Delivery


Koetsu are an established manufacturer of premium phono cartridges, renowned for their meticulous craftsmanship and unrivalled attention to detail; as well as the resulting audio excellence. Based in Japan and named in honour of Japanese artist Honami Koetsu, they have been hand building high end cartridges for over thirty years and by using only the highest purity materials and most delicate construction methods, have honed their craft to result in an outstanding product every time.

The Koetsu Urushi cartridges are made with rosewood bodies that are then lacquered using the traditional Urushi process. Made from the caustic sap of the tree Toxicodendron vernicifluum, Urushi lacquer has been used in Japanase art for centuries and when used as a finish for these cartridges alters their resonant frequency for improved musicality. Aesthetics is not the only upgrade the Urushi feature over the Red series of cartridges, however, as they also utilise silver clad copper coils.

Available in six stunning finishes, the Koetsu Urushi cartridges are works of art as well as being a serious musical upgrade.


Type Moving Coil
Body Urushi Lacquered Rosewood
Wiring Silverplated Copper Coil
Magnet Samarium Cobalt
Cantilever Boron
Output 0.4mV
Net Weight 9g
Recommended Tracking Force 1.8 - 2.0g
Recommended Load 80 - 1000Ω

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.


Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days. 


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*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however, delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.