Michael Fremer on Fuuga: "Fuuga is without a doubt, among the handful of highest-performing, most enjoyable cartridges I have heard."
Roy Gregory on Fuuga: "This is simply the most engaging and satisfying cartridge I've come across in years: a future classic -- now."
Shortly after Haruo Takeda (Miyabi designer) retired, Osamu Nagao, a good friend of Takeda and Miyabi distributor in Japan, and Tetsuya Sukehiro, a young cartridge designer with over 10 years of OEM carrier for several well-known brands, started a project to create a cartridge to revive the Miyabi sound. After 3 years of painstaking R&D, they finally came to a break through shortly before the summer of 2014 and Fuuga was born. “Miyabi” (雅) means “elegance” in Japanese. To honor the legacy of “Miyabi”, they named it “Fuuga” (風雅), which means “elegance with flair”. Fuuga does not only incorporate some unique design features Sukehiro found in Miyabi cartridges and inherit its unique musicality, it will re-define the boundary of LP reproduction.
Specifications: Output : 0.35mVrms (50mm/sec., zero to peak, 45°)
Impedance : 2.5Ω(1kHz)
Cannel separation : >27db (1kHz)
Compliance : 7 x 10⁻⁶ cm/dyne (100Hz)
Cantilever : A2017 Aluminum Aloy, tapered
Stylus : Parabolic Hybrid, 8µm x 40µm, pure diamond
Weight : 15 grm
Recommended tracking force : 2.0~2.2 grm