Cartridges

EMT Cartridges

50 Years+ EMT Tondosen

The history of the legendary German Broadcast pick-ups

The history of EMT’s cartridges begun in 1950/51 when they were used in the professional EMT R 80 and 927 Broadcast record players. 1959 EMT started its own mono pick-up production. 1965 saw the launch of the famous EMT TSD 15. 2006 the first JSD cart, the “Silver”, was introduced All EMT carts are completely handmade.

In the 70-ties the XSD 15 became available for direct connection to popular Hi-Fi-tonearms (SME or others with appropriate connection) and EMT started custom developments and production runs for OEM partners. Modern tip shapes and technical improvements provided a linear frequency response well beyond the audio band, and a substantial reduction of distortions at high frequencies. 1992 came the HSD 6, EMT’s first cart with a standard ½ inch attachment for the Hi-Fi market.

It wasn’t before 2006 that something new came to the marketplace: Developed for the occasion of EMT’s 66th Anniversary, the JSD5 and JSD6, two new MC-systems were launched. They immediately won awards like “Product of the Year 2006”.

2007/08 the TSD15Lzi with low output, low impedance and inter­national connection was introduced. 2008/09 the Jubilee series was extended with the JSD G, now completely gold plated and made of a special high grade alloy. All JSD cartridges employ highly polished bare diamond styli on Bor (boron), either in Gyger S or Super Fineline shape and strong AlNiCo Magnets.

In order to celebrate 75 YEARS EMT in 2015, the TSD75 is being introduced and is the latest addition to the legendary EMT Stereo cart line that started its prof. broadcasting life in 1965. The Stereo and or Mono cartridges come with ½-inch standard fastening and diamond- tips in numerous versions.

While the JSD Silver and Gold use Diamonds on Boron-, the new JSD Platinum and the 2015 JSD S75 use Diamonds on a White Sapphire Cantilever.

All EMT carts are still fully handmade.

TXO Series

The legendary mc-carts from EMT

EMT “Tondose”

100% Handmade

An overview of EMT “Tondosen”

Details and specifications for the T- and X- Series:The EMT moving coil cartridges are delivered in a custom made light alloy die cast head shell. They are fitted with a magnifying glass and a small, white front screen which reflects the so called groove-light of the EMT studio turntables. Out of that, a wide and bright image of the record surface appears in the loupe for an exact positioning of the stylus. The sidewise mounted grip allows an easy handling.Which stylus tip radius for which record?
For tracking of stereo grooves, use a Stylus with tip radius of up to 15 µm
For tracking of mono grooves, Stylus with tip radius either 15, but typically 25 µm
For tracking of standard grooves, 78 rpm: Stylus with tip radius with 65 µm or larger
The EMT Tondosen carts vary in these basic aspects:

  • Mono/stereo
  • Stylus (diamond or sapphire)
  • Grinding shape („spherical“, „super fine line“ or „van den Hul“)
  • Connection ( „EMT“- or „international/SME“-layout)
  • Playback level

TSD 15

The Original Broadcast Tondose! MC-Stereo cart with EMT Studio-standard connection, level 1 mV at 5cm/sec., diamond-tips either in SPH, SFL or GyS.

TMD 15/25, TND 65

True Mono cartridges, diamond stylus tip:
TMD micro groove, 15 or 25 μm
TND normal groove (78 rpm), 65 μm
Other versions available on request

XSD 15

Stereo cart technically identical to TSD 15, but with International/EIA standard con-nection and 50 mm length.

TSD 15 N

Stereo-cartridge without Headshell. Largely identical with TSD 15, but with 1/2-inch-standard-mounting. Diamonds with SFL-shape.

TSD 75

75 years Anniversary MC cartridge with ½-inch standard fastening.
Stereo with diamond-tips either in SPH, SFL or GyS
True Mono with 15, 25 or 65 μm tips.

Technical Specifications

JSD Series

Silver

Gold

Platinum

JSD Silver, Gold, Platinum, S75 (Lady in black) and VM.

EMT‘s most authentic and musical Stereo Phono-Carts. With body made from and milled out of a massive block of special alu-minum, for the JSD Gold out of a massive block of high-grade, gold resp. platinum plated alloy for the Platinum version. Gold plated system components with ALNiCo magnets, normed ½-inch standard fastening for the use with every high-quality tone arm. Especially polished, bare and natural dia-mond stylus of the highest available quality.

JSD 5; Gyger S Diamond on Boron
JSD 6; SFL Diamond on Boron
JSD P 6.0 and
JSD S75 and
JSD VM; Diamond on white Sapphire

All parts and works, including the Diamond shaping process – this is both; an art and a science – are entirely made in West Europe.

S75

VM

EMT JSD VM

EMT‘s most authentic and musical Stereo Phono-Carts. With body made from and milled out of a massive block of special alu-minum, for the JSD Gold out of a massive block of high-grade, gold resp. platinum plated alloy for the Platinum version. Gold plated system components with ALNiCo magnets, normed ½-inch standard fastening for the use with every high-quality tone arm. Especially polished, bare and natural dia-mond stylus of the highest available quality.

JSD 5; Gyger S Diamond on Boron
JSD 6; SFL Diamond on Boron
JSD P 6.0 and
JSD S75 and
JSD VM; Diamond on white Sapphire

All parts and works, including the Diamond shaping process – this is both; an art and a science – are entirely made in West Europe.

EMT J-Head Shell

Originally designed to use the Jubilee JSD-series cartridges together with EMT tone Arms, the J-Head Shell offers also the possibility to use non EMT cartridges on EMT tone arms … if they fit dimensionally into this 32mm Studio/A-Shell. A so called “i” version is also available with international connection.

The handle can be used either on the left or on the right hand side. So it can be comfortably used for a second arm which is maybe mounted at the rear of a turntable.

EMT CAR Series