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The Palladian Cartridge

The palladian features a hand hammered Timet 1100 Titanium body of unequalled strength and with an unparalleled ability to transfer energy.

In the palladian we find a strong heart with more energy (coil windings), a body more agile with less inertia (reduced moving mass), featuring further a very special, subtle mix of small measures taken to fine tune each and every parameter of performance allowing for a sonic explosion beyond our expectations and hopes.


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.

The hand hammered body, the quicksilverish shine like a dragon’s skin - The palladian Timet 1100 body expresses visually its agility, vital dynamic and live-likeness.
The palladian brings that spark of live back into the sonic presentation of each and every recording.
That spark of live – independent whether large or small – that was there when the performance was once captured.
The palladian is fast, live-like dynamic and breathtaking direct in its color, immediateness and agility.
An incredible agile, dynamic dancer – a reminiscent of Misha Baryshnikov in his prime.
It is subtle, tender and sublime – yet frightening dynamic, with a sonic punch both wall-shaking and stunning physical in its impact.
The palladian is.. live ….. in the very best sense and in the true spirit of the music.
And with the palladian the true spirit of the music is there.
Our statement in phono cartridges ….. our best.


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