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Koetsu Audio | One Form of Great Art Deserves Another.

Koetsu moving coil phono cartridges are hand crafted in Japan, with the finest materials available, by second generation master cartridge maker Fumihiko Sugano. These sonic and visual masterpieces are available in limited quantities and are offered by only the most knowledgable audio retailers.


Koetsu Blue Lace phono cartridge

Koetsu Blue Lace phono cartridge

The pinnacle of cartridge design can be found in a Koetsu stone body. The body is machined from a block of high quality stone. Each block is carefully selected for natural grain and polished to a very fine finish.

Koetsu Coralstone phono cartridge

Koetsu Coralstone phono cartridge

The pinnacle of cartridge design can be found in a Koetsu stone body. The body is machined from a block of high quality stone. Each block is carefully selected for natural grain and polished to a very fine finish.

Koetsu Rhodonite phono cartridge

Koetsu Rhodonite phono cartridge

The pinnacle of cartridge design can be found in a Koetsu stone body. The body is machined from a block of high quality stone. Each block is carefully selected for natural grain and polished to a very fine finish.

Koetsu Azule phono cartridge

Koetsu Azule phono cartridge

The pinnacle of cartridge design can be found in a Koetsu stone body. The body is machined from a block of high quality stone. Each block is carefully selected for natural grain and polished to a very fine finish.

Koetsu Urushi Tsugaru phono cartridge

Koetsu Urushi Tsugaru phono cartridge

The Urushi is applied by the hands of select Japanese artisans. Once the lacquer cures it hardens around the natural rosewood body changing its resonant frequency.

Many say the Urushi body Koetsus offer an even more exciting sonic signature compared to the standard Rosewood models.

Koetsu Urushi Vermilion phono cartridge

Koetsu Urushi Vermilion phono cartridge

The Urushi is applied by the hands of select Japanese artisans. Once the lacquer cures it hardens around the natural rosewood body changing its resonant frequency.

Many say the Urushi body Koetsus offer an even more exciting sonic signature compared to the standard Rosewood models.

Koetsu Urushi Sky Blue phono cartridge

Koetsu Urushi Sky Blue phono cartridge

The Urushi is applied by the hands of select Japanese artisans. Once the lacquer cures it hardens around the natural rosewood body changing its resonant frequency.

Many say the Urushi body Koetsus offer an even more exciting sonic signature compared to the standard Rosewood models.

Koetsu Urushi Wajima phono cartridge

Koetsu Urushi Wajima phono cartridge

The Urushi is applied by the hands of select Japanese artisans. Once the lacquer cures it hardens around the natural rosewood body changing its resonant frequency.

Many say the Urushi body Koetsus offer an even more exciting sonic signature compared to the standard Rosewood models.

Koetsu Urushi Black phono cartridge

Koetsu Urushi Black phono cartridge

The Urushi is applied by the hands of select Japanese artisans. Once the lacquer cures it hardens around the natural rosewood body changing its resonant frequency.

Many say the Urushi body Koetsus offer an even more exciting sonic signature compared to the standard Rosewood models.

Koetsu History

Named in honor of the Japanese artist Honami Koetsu, the company was started by Yoshiaki Sugano. A boxer, artist, sword maker and automotive executive, Sugano-san was a true renaissance man. His love of western classical music led him on a journey to improve the musicality of common phono cartridges. Through his experimentation he pioneered the use of high purity materials such as 6N copper and rare platinum iron magnets.

For more than thirty-years, Koetsu has masterfully blended the highest purity technical materials with ones of natural beauty to create the most sought after cartridges in the world. Sugano-San’s legacy is carried on by his son Fumihiko who apprenticed under his father to become a master cartridge maker. Every Koetsu cartridge is hand made in Japan and inherently limited in nature.

Koetsu cartridges are meticulously crafted using very specific materials. If your cartridge should require service, your authorized Koetsu dealer can arrange for your cartridge to be shipped to Japan for a factory rebuild. All of the parts except for magnets and the body will be replaced to ensure long enjoyment from your investment in a Koetsu.

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