Miyajima Destiny

Product Code: MJC013


ex-vat: £ 6,245.83

Noriyuki Miyajima has been producing extraordinary artisanal cartridges for decades. His designs, which feature an ingenious cross-coil moving coil generator and damping system, produce a full-bodied, supremely musical sound that recalls vintage audio systems, but with the high resolution and articulate frequency extremes of the finest modern cartridges. All Miyajima cartridges are low-compliance, and therefore suitable for high- and medium-mass tonearms, like the Thomas Schick and some of Frank Schröder’s designs.

The Miyajima Destiny features a bamboo cantilever with a nude line contact diamond stylus.

This is a special-order item, usually available within six weeks.

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Press Reviews

“The Destiny takes the Snakewood’s speed and detail, backs it off slightly, returns some of the early cartridges’ bottom-end richness and weight, and makes everything bigger and bolder, yet well-proportioned. In other words, everything promised by Noriyuki Miyajima, who also says, ‘When you finish listening to the LP, you will feel like clapping players unintentionally.’ I agree with that too! Whatever it means.

“It’s nice when the manufacturer and reviewer are on the same page! The Madake Snakewood is a great cartridge (I own one), but in my opinion the Destiny is for now Miyajima Labs’ best performing cartridge.”

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“The Miyajima is one of the smoothest sounding cartridges and has just enough dynamics to keep me wanting to re-experience it, despite having the Top Wing at hand. Next to the Top Wing Suzaku, the Miyajima is my best-value audio investment. Additionally, between the ultra-smooth $10,000 Koetsu Jade Platinum and the $12,000 Van den Hul The Colibri XGW Master Signature, the Miyajima Destiny does the most impressive balancing act and for a whole lot less. If you are looking to experience how good vinyl can get, the Miyajima Destiny may just be all the reference cartridge you’ll need for a very long time.”

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Body material
African blackwood
Nude line contact
Frequency response
20 Hz to 32 kHz
13..3 g
Tracking force
2.5 g
Internal impedance
16 Ohms
Recommended load
100 Ohms
0.23 mV
About 9×10-6cm/dyne