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Old 10-04-2017, 03:40 AM
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Default Accuphase AC-6 phono cartridge

On Tokyo International Audio Show 2017 Accuphase announced their new MC phono cartridge AC-6.

Its predecessor AC-5 had been marked as discontinued for some time.
Rumours go, that AC-5 had been developed by Mr. Nakatsuka from ZYX.
The price was 241'000 Yen.

The new AC-6 seems to have more in common with designs by Mr. Miura and Mr. Matsudaira from Air Tight, especially their PC-1.
Scheduled for December 2017, the price will be 370'000 Yen.
Interestingly enough, for the very first time Accuphase also gives a price for needle replacement (270'000 Yen).
(Needle replacement on MC cartridges requires a complete rebuild, except for the outer housing.)

Looking forward to reading / hearing more about AC-6.

Martin

P.S. New release leaflets in Japanese of AC-6, E-650, DAC-50 and AC-50 can be found here:
http://www.accuphase.co.jp/~events/pdf/2017tias/

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Old 01-02-2018, 04:42 AM
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Accuphase AC-6 brochures in English and German now downloadable from Accuphase homepage:

http://www.accuphase.com/model/ac-6.html

Price in Japan is 399'600 Yen.

Any comments?

Martin

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I think that 399'600 Yen ( $3540.46USD ) is more than reasonable and even though there will be a mark-up (perhaps 50%) that would make it competitive with other higher-end cartridges from the likes of Lyra,Ortofon,Shelter,Air Tight,Clearaudio and others.
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I still have my AC-2 and AC-3's. I never heard the AC-5.
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