KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

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Urushi Black


The Urushi cartridges feature rosewood bodies but are painstakingly coated with multiple layers of an Urushi lacquer. The Urushi cartridges are probably the most striking in the whole Koetsu lineup because they encompass the traditional art of Japanese lacquerware in the production of the cartridge body. Even without reproducing music, the Urushi is itself, a work of art.

The Urushis come in 4 cosmetic finishes Gold (Wajima), Black (Tsugaru), Sky Blue and Vermillion. 

The Black (Tsugaru) starts with a base piano-black finish and has bands of gold speckle along its sides. 

The Urushi black features copper wiring. It is able to produce an incredibly dynamic sound. Urushi Black gives increidble detail and enables you to really get the most out of your vinyl.

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