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.