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The Archon Cartridge

The archon© time-aligned moving coil phono cartridge is a new design.
Featuring an unique designed uni-body made from a solid block of Timet 1100 - an ultra-strength Titan-alloy. Internal liquid dampening at certain areas provides an unique energy transfer ability to conserve and bring to your ears even the finest and smallest details in sound. Thus enriching the sonic picture with rarely heard inner harmonics and ambiance nuances.
the archon© provides a sonic picture which is live-like and tantalizing in its openness, vital detailed and rich in its harmonic structure. A very natural, colorful sound - with an outstanding reproduction of human voices and the most realistic timbre. Opening a soundstage which is wide and recreating excellent the recording venue - with organic placement and wide inner dynamics.
The archon© is an individual numbered limited edition low-output moving coil cartridge assembled and fine-tuned by hand and designed in Bavaria / Germany.


We are a dedicated family business working in close partnership with a handful of the very best specialized companies in cnc-tooling/milling, jewel-anodizing and fine-mechanics. Our chief design engineer looks back on 38 years experience in analog high-end audiophile sound reproduction. Acoustical-systems started as a two-person side-business in 1998. During the early 2000 we supplied thousands of selected vintage NOS audio tubes to tube amplification enthusiasts worldwide.

Since 2004 we have designed all-out assault full sound systems and dedicated individualized solutions for many serious audiophiles. These unique set-ups were custom made for true connaisseurs of the audio art - dedicated and seasoned audiophiles who finally wanted perfect tailored solutions for their individual specific demands.

In 2009 we designed and introduced the special decoupled platter (SDP) solution for audiophile turntables. We have since manufactured and sold this unique upgrade to serious audiophiles all around the world.

Since 2010 we now concentrate on designing and manufacturing only all new concept solutions in high end analog front-end.

Each of our designs does "push the envelope" for the most demanding audiophile enthusiasts.

In early 2011 we introduced the UNI-Protractor© - the most versatile precision instrument for cartridge/tonearm alignment.

In fall 2011 we introduced the UNI-P2S© - an unique tool to precisely measure mounting distance on-the-fly and which directly interacts with the UNI-Protractor.

In fall 2012 we introduced the arche© - the most versatile and technical advanced high-end headshell yet. All our products are entirely designed, manufactured and assembled in Germany.

* 0.5 mV output * silver coils * ultra-rigid special dampened titanium "Timet 1100" corpus *

* static compliance 17-19 mm/N (18°C to 30°C) *

* 16 to 20 mN tracking force range * 18 mN recommended tracking force *

* channel balance better 0.5 dB / at 1 kHz * channel separation 28 dB *

* frequency response 15 Hz to 32 kHz +/- 2 dB * Shibata EVO stylus *

* internal resistance 8 Ohms * load resistance 40-1000 Ohms *

* cantilever C37-coated tempered aluminum *

* cartridge weight only 11.5 grams *

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