Brinkmann Pi Cartridge

Sonically tuned to create a unique musical instrument

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The Pi cartridge was developed alongside the Brinkman tonearms. With ingenious mounting of the different parts, the case is highly resonance optimized with its dynamic mass corresponding perfectly with the different tonearms. Due to its neutrality, it complements most other tonearms as well.

The Pi cartridge uses a Micro Ridge stylus, which has the best resolution in the fi nest for recording details, which guarantees the most reliability. Natural sounds in the mid-range with good flexibility will give a big room three dimensional imagery on the top level of high end audio cartridges.

The stylus is mounted on a boron cantilever and drives a copper voice coil. Most attention was given to the rigidity of the magnetic circuit to prevent eddy currents. The MC cartridge has a similar output voltage as the EMT-ti. By this, it drives pre-amp inputs in their best dynamic range. Due to its relatively high output voltage, even on quite insensitive inputs, the smallest signals will not be lost in the noise floor. The cartridge works perfectly on loads of 600 Ohms and matches best to our phono preamps. The cartridge has an own mass of 14 grams which leads to a high trackability with a tracking force of 1.8 to 2.0 ponds. The Pi will be delivered with special screws that optimize the coupling to the headshell.

It plays very close to the top references and it is  the recommendation for everyone who wants to listen on a very high quality level without spending a huge sum of money. The Pi is a strong opener and an illuminating sign to the analogue passion of the Brinkmann products – not only for their own turntables.

Pi Cartridge Specifications

Type Moving Coil
Weight 14 g
Stylus microridge, radius 3 µm
Compliance 15 µm/mN
Tracking force 1,8 g
Vertical tracking angle 23°
Output voltage 0,15 mV (velocity 1 cm/sec)
Output impedance 20 Ohm
Load (recommended) 600 Ohm
Frequency response 0 Hz….30 kHz
Frequency intermodulation 0,5 {538ef4ef8c239f9f336b243d4c86cb13dc7516093f0e76e3bd53b4459e751194}
Crosstalk 25 dB (1 kHz)
Body three-piece resonance optimised luminum body