A New Contender?

gian60

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If you check well the body of Sumile is exactly the same of My Sonic Lab Signature Gold

Then Mr.Asai worked in the last years in Air Tight where produce the cartridge in My Sonic Lab,so could be a copy of them,but i never listen,could be also better,but this is the same family,i think.
 

JackD201

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It's the other way around as far as I know Gian. MY Sonic provides for Air Tight.
 

Tango

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It's the other way around as far as I know Gian. MY Sonic provides for Air Tight.
I think that's what he meant by his writing Jack.
 

JackD201

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I hope so. English is not Gian's first language so I am not so sure. In any case, I hope it is clear that It is MY and not Airtight.

The specs would lead me to believe that it is not an Air Tight/MY clone which have different internal impedances and output from Asai-san's carts. It looks like he's using his own formula.
 

PeterA

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It's the other way around as far as I know Gian. MY Sonic provides for Air Tight.
That is my understanding also. This new cartridge reminds me of my MSL Sig. Gold which I think has an impedance of 1.4 ohm and an output of 0.5 mV, but the body looks very similar.

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awsmone

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I must say I agree with Ken Kessler

Given the price paid, one would expect the fit and finish to be perfect
The photos of this Palladian leave a lot to be desired?

In comparison to watchmaking why are cartridges so poor, they are both micro engineering ?
 

gian60

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Sorry my bad English,i am Italian and i don't speak very well.

I wanted tell that the Sumile cartridge seems a lot the MSL Signature Gold,sure will be something different,but the family i think is same
 

awsmone

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Sorry my bad English,i am Italian and i don't speak very well.

I wanted tell that the Sumile cartridge seems a lot the MSL Signature Gold,sure will be something different,but the family i think is same
is the MSL "corpus" solid gold or gold plated ??
 
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A major difference between the two carts is the Sumile uses a boron cantilever whereas the MSL uses duralumin, a hard aluminum alloy. Another is weight - Sumile 14.5g vs MSL 10g due to the gold plated stainless steel base of the Sumile.
 

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