Anyone hear the new 80th Anniversary cartridges? Sapphire cantilever and silver coil. A big departure from the traditional TSD.
More from the History of the legendary German Broadcast Pick-Ups:
In The 70-Ties The XSD 15 became available for direct connection to popular Hi-Fi-Tonearms (SME or others with appropriate connection) and EMT started custom developments and production runs for OEM partners. Modern tip shapes and technical improvements provided a linear frequency response well beyond the audio band, and a substantial reduction of distortions at high frequencies.
1992 Came The HSD-6, EMT’s first cart with a standard ½ Inch attachment for the Hi-Fi market.
*** It Wasn’t before 2006 that something new came to the marketplace:
In 2006 the first JSD cart, The “Silver”, was Introduced!
Developed for the occasion of EMT’s 66th Anniversary, the JSD-5 and JSD-6, two new MC-Systems were launched. They Immediately won awards like “Product Of The Year 2006”.
2007/08 The TSD-15 LZI with low output, low impedance and international connection was introduced.
2008/09 The Jubilee series was extended with the JSD G, now completely gold plated and made of a special high grade alloy.
All JSD Cartridges employ highly polished bare diamond styli on Boron cantilever, either In Gyger S or Super FineLine shape and strong AlNiCo Magnets.
In order to celebrate 75 YEARS EMT In 2015, The TSD-75 is being introduced and is the latest addition to the legendary EMT Stereo Cart line that started Its prof. broadcasting life In 1965. The stereo and or mono cartridges come with ½-Inch standard fastening and diamond tips in numerous versions.
While The JSD Silver and JSD Gold use Diamonds On Boron, the new JSD Platinum and JSD S75 Anniversary use Diamonds on Sapphire cantilever.
EMT‘s most authentic and musical stereo phono carts with body made from and milled out of a massive block of special aluminum, for The JSD Gold Out of a massive block of high-grade, gold resp. platinum plated alloy for The Platinum Version. Gold plated system components with ALNiCo magnets, ½-Inch standard fastening for the use with every high-quality tone arm. Especially polished, bare and natural diamond stylus of the highest available quality.
** Another interesting model is EMT JSD VM Reference series:
VM = VARIA MASS
The JSD VM is the only cartridge that allows the user to tune the resonance behavior according the tonearm specification and personal preference. It comes with three inlay bolts made of different materials.
All EMT reference-line cartridges feature a multi-facet diamond on sapphire cantilever. The unique assembling technology makes it possible to tune the individual sound properties of this high-resolution transducer unit to maximum musicality.
JSD VM; Diamond On White Sapphire ($6300+)
JSD Pure Lime ($5500+)
All parts and works, including the diamond shaping process – this is both; an art and a science – are entirely Made In West Europe.
Thanks Chak, interesting information. I really had no idea there were so many variations. It appears that the new owners of the brand have taken more than a hint from Ortofon with the introduction of all these Anniversary and 'special' editions. Apparently that is what today's high end customer wants: limited series and exclusivity. Indeed they've come a long way from the original broadcast Tondosen that remained unchanged for decades.