Kiseki Agaat

This is an over 25 years old Kiseki Agaat Ruby catridge! While the headshell is only camouflage – pls. compare the Kanjis – this beautiful sounding cartridge is not to be mistaken as one coming from the revival company.

The original thin Agaat stone encompasses the motor and magnet. The Ruby 4.5. is carrying a special SACO magnet 3 times the size used in other cartridges of that period. This gives the Kiseki Agaat Ruby a 35 % higher output compared to the Kiseki Blue or the Kiseki Purpleheart.

Internal impedance is 42 Ohm. My Kondo MC transformer being connected at the 3 Ohms position seems to be a perfect matching partner. 

As the “green jewel” is in a wonderful condition I am enjoying music in a way I wouldn’t have expected it. I bought this beautiful cartridge for a higher price than the usual price listed. Especially rock music is transported in an elegant but harmonious and powerful direction.

2 thoughts on “Kiseki Agaat

  1. Dear Mr. Eckart,
    When Kiseki was introduced in the market I was 22.
    Even if Dynavector Co. doesn’t officially admit, they were the ones that made real the ingenious intuition of the flamboyant dutch entrepreneur… Without shadow of doubt he made something unique by mixing the best at that time in terms of technical, artistic and giving a final touch of superstitious allure by inventing the fictional Mr. Fokadu…
    Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford those expensive cartridges…
    I was stubborn enough, through time, to collect some of these gems including the same Agaat green ruby and a LL diamond.
    I don’t play those cartridges.
    For me they are a work of art.
    I feel the same about the Miyabi cartridges made by the underrated and now sadly late Mr. Takeda.
    One thing I learned from the Miyabi’s design and it’s a simple thing: AlNiCo is the best magnet for MC cartridges no matter the cartridge price tag.
    This is just my personal and humble experience.
    Thank you for sharing your great & unique gems.
    All the best.
    Alessandro

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