The Carmen design resolves high performance at an affordable price. A dramatic deep and wide soundstage, and ultra trackability. Made in the USA. Rebuild Price? ~ $150 ~ Only 20% of MSRP, as always ! - The Carmen features a 1 year warranty to the original owner.
Created out of the desire to make a very high performance design at an affordable price, the Carmen was crafted to have unparalleled purity of tone and ultra-smooth presentation. Just slightly lush with a well-developed midrange.
The stylus used is a large part of what makes it special; an ultra-low mass occlusion free nude diamond cut and polished into a true hyper-elliptical shape. The combination of low tip mass and the Fixed Coil design gives the Carmen a tremendous resolution advantage over MC designs selling for more than twice the price. Housed in a handmade solid Ebony case, the Carmen delivers.
Also available in dual-coil mono.