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Phono Cartridges

Ikeda Phono Cartridges
(Authorized Ikeda Dealer)


Mr. Ikeda has passed on his revered knowledge of cartridge building over to IT Industries, who now hand-make each phono cartridge. For over 50 years he has applied his knowledge and craftsmanship to his wonderful cartridges and tonearms, first with Fidelity Research Co. and now with Ikeda Sound Labs of which he is founder and president. That torch has now been passed to IT industries who will carry on the tradition.

Ikeda SAI

The "SAI", is the uncompromising advancement of the legendary "9MUSAM" with completely brand new pickup system. Engineers from IKEDA succeeded to transfer the tonal qualities of the 9MUSAM without compromising. The output voltage could be increased through further development in the area of the coil drive to 0, a channel equal 0, 5dB 30mV! The cantilever consists of "Boron" and the diamond is "Micro-Ridge."

  • MC cartridge: Universal type dedicated to tonearm.
  • Output Voltage: 0.3 mVrms (1kHz 35.4mm/sec., at 45°peak)
  • Coil Impedance: 2.5 ohms (1kHz)
  • Appropriate Stylus Force: 2.0grams ±0.2 grams
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 45kHz
  • Channel Separation: over 30dB (1kHz)
  • Channel Balance: within 0.5dB (1kHz)
  • Stylus Chip: Micro-ridge solid Diamond
  • Cantilever: made of Boron.
  • Weight: 30 grams
  • Compliance: 7 x 10-6cm/dyne
Ikeda 9TS

Tonally it has the same musicality as the other MC cartridges in the "9"-family. No compromises are made also during processing. The 9TS 0, 35mV is about twice as high output voltage compared to the 9TT so that it can be operated without any problems on cheaper phono preamps.

  • Output Voltage: 0.35mVrms (1kHz 35.4mm/sec., at 45°peak)
  • Coil Impedance: 6.0 ohms (1kHz)
  • Appropriate Stylus Force: 2.0grams ±0.2 grams
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 45kHz
  • Channel Separation: over 27dB (1kHz)
  • Channel Balance: within 1.0dB (1kHz)
  • Stylus Chip: Oval-shaped solid Diamond
  • Cantilever: Double layered duralumin pipe.
  • Weight: 10 grams
  • Compliance: 7 x 10-6cm/dyne
Ikeda 9 TT



  • Type: MC cartridge
  • Output Voltage: 0.16mVrms (35.4mm/sec., at 45°peak)
  • Coil Impedance: 2.0 ohms (1kHz)
  • Appropriate Stylus Force: 1.8 grams ±0.2 grams
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 45kHz
  • Channel Separation: over 27dB (1kHz)
  • Channel Balance: within 1.0dB (1kHz)
  • Stylus Chip: Solid Diamond, Line Contact
  • Cantilever: Double layered duralmin pipe.
  • Weight: 10 grams

Ikeda 9 Musa

  • Type: MC phono cartridge with cantileverless   
  • Output Voltage: 0.17 mV (5cm/sec. 45 degree, 1 kHz)
  • Internal Impedance: 3.0 ohms
  • Stylus Force: 2 grams
  • Stylus Tip: Special Oval
  • Weight: 47 grams
  • Remarks: Integrated Shell
Ikeda Kai

  • Type: MC cartridge
  • Output Voltage: 0.19 mVrms (1kHz 35.4mm/sec., at 45°peak)
  • Coil Impedance: 2.5 ohms (1kHz)
  • Appropriate Stylus Force: 1.8 grams ±0.2 grams
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 45kHz
  • Channel Separation: over 27dB (1kHz)
  • Channel Balance: within 1.0dB (1kHz)
  • Stylus Chip: Micro-ridge Solid pure Diamond
  • Cantilever: made of Boron.
  • Top Panel: made of the strongest Titanium
  • Weight: 11.5 grams
  • Compliance: 7 x 10-6cm/dyne