ZYX Ultimate 100


The ZYX Ultimate series (100, Airy, 4D, OMEGA and DYNAMIC) use a carbon cantilever for the very first time in a moving coil cartridge. The carbon rod is made from 1000 pieces of composite carbon fiber, hence the name C-1000 carbon cantilever.

This composite carbon fiber is more rigid than aluminum, iron and titanium. In addition, its specific gravity is just half that of boron. Therefore we can be sure that the C-1000 carbon cantilever is the ultimate and ideal cantilever material for analogue record playback.

The carbon cantilever gives us the widest frequency range and a superior tracking performance. A further major benefit is that the mechanical sound signal picked up at the stylus can travel through to the coil in a straight and direct fashion by way of the 1000 pieces of mechanical carbon lines. This ensures that reflected, repeated or modulated mechanical sound signals are completely absent.

The overall result is that you will enjoy the finest, most natural, most dynamic and true to source sound that you have ever experienced.

Double Structure Body

By combining non-metallic materials in the construction of the body, the resonance occurring on the body’s surface is excluded from influencing the generator system. An additional advantage is that this method of construction is both light and rigid.

Magnetic Circuit for Real Stereo

This magnetic circuit has one of ideal construction which can achive said 15 items of vital design points. You will listen smooth and natural real stereo which sound balance of both channel is extremely even.

Micro-Ridge Stylus

The stylus used Ultimate series has the edges of the diamond shank set parallel to the sides of the cantilever. Using this type of stylus, the hardest axis of the crystal is aligned to act as the contact point with the record groove. This gives stable and smooth tracing and produces a very refined sound, with the additional benefit of giving the stylus an extended life time 2000 hours. The stylus is of the Micro-ridge type, which was originally developed in Japan and offers the highest performance. The contact radius is always 3μm by the ridge made with 6μm thickness.

Pure 6N OFC Crystal Copper Wire Generator Coils

This perfect crystal copper wire produced by special process, in order to achive an even sound balance across the entire audible range.

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The all new ZYX Ultimate series of MC phono cartridges.


Specifications: ZYX Ultimate100
Type Moving Coil (Dynamic)

REAL STEREO Generator System

Output Voltage 0.24mV (H= 0.48mV) [3.54cm/sec., 1kHz] or

0.34mV (H=0.68mV) [5.0cm/sec., 1kHz]

Frequency response 10Hz ~ 80kHz
+/-1dB 20Hz ~ 20kHz
Channel separation > 30dB (1kHz)
Channel balance < 0.5dB [1kHz]
Recommended tracking force 2.0gm [20 ~ 25 degrees Celsius)
Tracking force range 1.7gm ~ 2.5gm
Compliance horizontal (vertical) 15 x 10-6 cm/dyne (12 x 10-6 cm/dyne)
Trackability > 80um/2.0gm
Internal impedance 4 ohms (H = 8 ohms)
Coil wire 6N Crystal Copper Wire 0.03mm dia
Recommended load impedance > 100 ohms
Cantilever material Boron rod 0.3mm dia.
Stylus Microridge Solid Diamond 0.07mm sq
Contact radius 3um x 60um, 2000 Hour/2.0gm
Output terminals 1.25mm dia. gold plated [EIA}
Net weight 5gm