Kiseki doesn’t often introduce new models but this month sees two new moving coil cartridges added to the range, the BlackHeart N.S. and PurpleHeart N.S. (Short Body).
The first Kiseki BlackHeart model was introduced in the ’80s. Like then, the body of the new Kiseki BlackHeart N.S. (£3,795) has been machined out of solid Blackheart wood, but now has a smaller size ( short body ), like the Kiseki Blue N.S. The motor is based on the same parts found in current Kiseki NS models. The Kiseki BlackHeart NS is the first model using a solid nude diamond mounted in and through the cantilever, instead of on the cantilever. This results in a mechanically better construction for better signal reproduction as well as higher reliability.
Like the PurpleHeart N.S. ( Long Body ), our short body Kiseki PurpleHeart N.S. (£2,995) has been machined out of solid Purpleheart wood, but has now the smaller size ( short body ), like our Kiseki Blue N.S. The motor is based on the same parts we are using for the other current Kiseki N.S. models. We have chosen for a Short Body to make it easier to install this cartridge in different tonearms.
Both cartridges are available from Symmetry Systems in the UK.