My Sonic Lab

The “My” in the company name My Sonic Lab refers to the initials of its designer: Mr. Y. Matsudaira who founded the company after an illustrious career spanning over forty years designing cartridges, phono stages and tonearms .

Mr. Matsudaira realised his long cherished dream, when he formed “My Sonic Lab” in 2003, and introduced the EMINENT high-output, low-impedance MC cartridge and the matching MC transformer Stage 202.

With My Sonic Lab, Mr. Matsudaira has fulfilled his design goals of producing a moving coil cartridge with very low internal impedance. With this design, Mr. Matsudaira feels that the energy producing potential of an MC cartridge is fully realised.

 

Mr. Matsudaira uses an ultra high-μ material that he has named SH-μX. This material allows My Sonic Lab to significantly reduce the amount of coil wire required to give a decent output level. With the reduction in the amount of coil wire comes greater low-level resolution.

My Sonic Lab cartridges achieve their reputation as absolute reference standard components because of their ability to excel in all aspects of analogue sound reproduction and audiophiles often describe them as having that elusive “magic”. It’s all there …energy, dynamics, detail, nuance, liquidity. Once you have heard one of these in a well set-up system, you will realise that only someone of Mr. Matsudaira’s experience and heritage can produce something this special.

Portfolio

Eminent

Eminent (no EX)

 

  • Type :                            Low-impedance moving coil cartridge
  • Frequency response :   10 – 50,000 Hz
  • Output voltage :            0.5mV/1kHz
  • Internal impedance :     1.8 Ω
  • Loading :                       100 – 800Ω (specifically, about 400Ω is recommended)
  • Core material :               SH-μX
  • Magnet :                        Neodynium #50
  • Stylus pressure :            2 – 2.2g
  • Cantilever :                    Super-duralmine dual structure
  • Stylus tip :                     Semi-line contact (3μm x 30μm)
  • Channel balance :          within 0.5dB (1kHz)
  • Crosstalk :                     more than 30dB (1kHz)
  • Terminals :                    shiny rhodium-plated pins
  • Weight :                        9g

Eminent Ex

Eminent Ex

Physical

Body: Aluminium

Cantilever: Super duralumin

Stylus: Semi-line contact (3μmx 30μm)  Coils/Core: Magnet: Neodymium # 50

Terminal pins: Polished Rhodium-plated

Weight: 10.5g

Electrical:

Output Voltage: 0.4 mV / 1 kHz / 5cm / sec DC resistance 1 ohm (DCR)

Internal Impedance: 0.9 ohm (DCR)

Frequency Response: 10 ~ 50kHz

Channel Balance: < 0.5dB (1kHz)

Channel Separation: > 30dB (1kHz)

Dynamic:

Tracking ability:           @315Hz at 2g tracking force

Dynamic Compliance:          10 μm / mN

Set Up:

Recommended loading: > 100 ohms

Recommended tracking force: 1.9 ~ 2.2g

Eminent Solo

Eminent Solo (Mono)

 

Type : Low impedance MC phono cartridge
: Eminent – Stereo
: Eminent Solo – Mono
Output Voltage : 0.4mV @ 1kHz
Internal Impedance : 1.20Ω (DCR)
Frequency response : 10Hz – 50kHz
Stylus Force : 1.9 – 2.2g
Stylus Tip
: SemiLine Contact (3µm x 30µm)
Weight : 9g

Hyper Eminent

Hyper Eminent

Physical

Body:

Cantilever: Ultra duralumin (A7075).

Stylus: Semi-line contact (3μmx 30μm)

Coils/Core: SH-μX

Magnet: Neodymium #50

Terminal pins: Polished Rhodium-plated

Weight: 9.5g

Electrical:

Output Voltage: 0.5mV at 1kHz

Internal Impedance: 1.8 ohm (DCR)

Frequency Response: 10 ~ 50kHz

Channel Balance: < 0.5dB (1kHz)

Channel Separation: > 30dB (1kHz)

Dynamic:

Tracking ability:       @315Hz at 2g tracking force

Dynamic Compliance:

Set Up:

Recommended loading: 100 – 800Ω (specifically, about 400Ω is recommended)

Recommended tracking force: 1.9 ~ 2.2g

Ultra Eminent Ex

Ultra Eminent Ex

Physical

Body:

Cantilever: Ultra duralumin (A7075).

Stylus: Semi-line contact (3μmx 30μm)

Coils/Core: SH-μX

Magnet: Neodymium #50

Terminal pins: Polished Rhodium-plated

Weight: 9.5g

Electrical:

Output Voltage: 0.5mV at 1kHz

Internal Impedance: 1.8 ohm (DCR)

Frequency Response: 10 ~ 50kHz

Channel Balance: < 0.5dB (1kHz)

Channel Separation: > 30dB (1kHz)

Dynamic:

Tracking ability:       @315Hz at 2g tracking force

Dynamic Compliance:

Set Up:

Recommended loading: 100 – 800Ω (specifically, about 400Ω is recommended)

Recommended tracking force: 1.9 ~ 2.2g

Ultra Eminent Bc

Ultra Eminent Bc

 

  • Type :                            Low-impedance moving coil cartridge
  • Frequency response :   10 – 50,000 Hz
  • Output voltage :            0.3mV/1kHz
  • Internal impedance :     0.6 Ω
  • Loading :                       100 – 800Ω
  • Core material :               SH-μX
  • Magnet :                        Neodynium #50
  • Stylus pressure :            1.9 – 2.2g
  • Cantilever :                    Boron (φ0.3mm)
  • Stylus tip :                     Semi-line contact (3μm x 30μm)
  • Channel balance :          within 0.5dB (1kHz)
  • Crosstalk :                     more than 30dB (1kHz)
  • Terminals :                    shiny rhodium-plated pins
  • Weight :                        9.5g

Signature Gold

Signature Gold

Physical

Cantilever: Double super-duraluminum.

Stylus: Semi-line contact (3μmx 30μm)

Coils/Core:

Magnet: Neodymium #50

Terminal pins: Polished Rhodium-plated

Weight: 10g

Electrical:

Output Voltage: 0.5mV at 1kHz

Internal Impedance: 1.4 ohm (DCR)

Frequency Response: 10 ~ 50kHz

Channel Balance: < 0.5dB (1kHz)

Channel Separation: > 30dB (1kHz)

Dynamic:

Tracking ability @315Hz at 2g tracking force

Dynamic Compliance:

Set Up:

Recommended loading: > 10 ohms

Recommended tracking force: 1.9 ~ 2.2g

Signature Platinum

Signature Platinum

Physical

Body: Titanium

Cantilever: Boron.

Stylus: Semi-line contact (3μmx 30μm)

Coils/Core: Magnet: Neodymium magnet with special pure copper core (SH-μX)

Terminal pins: Polished Rhodium-plated

Weight: 10g

Electrical:

Output Voltage: 0.5mV at 1kHz

Internal Impedance: 1.4 ohm (DCR)

Frequency Response: 10 ~ 50kHz

Channel Balance: < 0.5dB (1kHz)

Channel Separation: > 30dB (1kHz)

Dynamic:

Tracking ability:  @315Hz at 2g tracking force

Dynamic Compliance: 10 μm / mN

Set Up:

Recommended loading: > 100 ohms

Recommended tracking force: 1.9 ~ 2.2g

Stage 1030

Stage 1030

 

  • Type :                                         For low impedance moving coil cartridges
  • Frequency response :          10Hz ~ 100kHz (1Ω/47kΩ)
  • Boost Ratio :                             26dB, (1Ω/47kΩ/1kHz)
  • Input impedance :                  0.3Ω ~ 6Ω (cartridge impedance)
  • Load Resistance :                   47kΩ ~ 100kΩ
  • Channel balance :                   below 0.1dB (1kHz)
  • Terminals :                                  rhodium-plated pins (pin RCA / Ground)
  • Others :                                       input selector with floating ground; Terminator circuit with output
  • Dimensions :                            150 (W) × 65 (H) × 110 (D) mm
  • Weight :                                     1.7kg

Stage 302

Stage 302

 

  • Type :                                         Low-impedance moving coil cartridge
  • Core :                                         Hi-μ core PC-SXII (My Sonic Lab) employed
  • Frequency response :                10Hz ~ 100kHz (1Ω/47kΩ)
  • Boost Ratio :                              22dB, (2Ω/47kΩ/1kHz)
  • Input impedance :                      0.3Ω ~ 6Ω (cartridge impedance)
  • Load Resistance :                       47kΩ
  • Channel balance :                       below 0.1dB (1kHz)
  • Terminals :                                 rhodium-plated pins (pin RCA / Ground)
  • Others :                                      input selector with floating ground; Terminator circuit with output
  • Dimensions :                              150 (W) × 65 (H) × 110 (D) mm
  • Weight :                                     1.7kg

MR-1Rh

SS-9

SH-1Rh