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Nice new ZYX Cartridge available and on Demonstration

Discussion in 'trade discussion' started by G T Audio, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Distributor and Manufacturer

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    A very nice sounding cartridge with a wonderfully rich and full-bodied midrange. Quite an upgrade from the older R100 series. I am putting this down to the new carbon fibre cantilever and slightly revised design.
     
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  2. topoxforddoc

    topoxforddoc pfm Member

    Very nice - how does the new carbon fibre cantilever sound compared to the old boron one?
     
  3. koi

    koi pfm Member

    Interested to know what tonearm the Zyx is sitting in.
     
  4. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Distributor and Manufacturer

    It's a TW 10.5
     
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  5. koi

    koi pfm Member

    Nice Tonearm
     
  6. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    ZYX are top of my list when I eventually get around to a proper cart upgrade, I'm not sure I can run to a new one though, they're quite spendy these days.
     
  7. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Distributor and Manufacturer

    Don't forget the cartridge has to be matched to the tonearm which almost certainly means buying a new one. Prices start at £800
     
  8. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Does the ZYX play well with upper Rega arms?
     
  9. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Distributor and Manufacturer

    Absolutely! There is probably not a better match. Origin Live used to sell ZYX cartridges to go with their tonearms as they are mostly based around the Rega.
     
  10. koi

    koi pfm Member

    What’s the trade in allowance on a new ZYX ?
     
  11. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Distributor and Manufacturer

    ZYX Exchange Scheme:
    A ZYX moving coil cartridge may be traded in against an equivalent (or superior) model and qualify for a 25% discount of the cost of the original cartridge when it was new. Basically, you get 25% of the cost of your existing ZYX cartridge which goes towards the new model, whether equivalent or a superior model.

    Note: the ZYX cartridge being exchanged or upgraded must have been bought in the UK with UK serial numbers.
     
  12. koi

    koi pfm Member

    My Fuji still has a bit of life in it yet so I will contact you for a new Ultimate 100 in due course.
     
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  13. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Distributor and Manufacturer

    I have now put a few hours of playing time on this cartridge and I can tell you it is very very good, and it seems to get better day by day. I have gone from a Transfiguration Proteus to this and there is not a lot in it apart from the ZYX having more body and drive. Goodness knows what their other more sophisticated Ultimate models must sound like if this is anything to go by...
     
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  14. Jagged24

    Jagged24 pfm Member

    I've owned the high-output (H) version of the Zyx Ultimate 100 since 2017, and (still!) think it is excellent. Here's the review I posted earlier:

    https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/125420-zyx-ultimate-100h-mc-cartridge/

    Like GT, I think the carbon cantilever makes the Zyx 'house sound' - fast, highly detailed, tonal clarity across the frequencies - even better. Unfortunately, I can't afford the higher-end Ultimate range carts, but I've used an older Airy 2 for many years, and the Ultimate 100H is clearly better.
     
  15. topoxforddoc

    topoxforddoc pfm Member

    @Jagged24 thanks for the link. Sounds definitely like one to consider. @G T Audio how much is this cartridge?
     
  16. Jagged24

    Jagged24 pfm Member

  17. Rockhopper

    Rockhopper pfm Member

    "topoxforddoc, link. Sounds definitely like one to consider. how much is this cartridge?

    Did you get an answer to your question topdoc?
     
  18. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Distributor and Manufacturer

    Prices start at £1400 for the Ultimate 100. The high output version is a little more at £1450. Options are different headshells and captive nuts. I'll update the website when I get some time.
     

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