Nothing in high-end audio is like a Koetsu. Each MC cartridge is handcrafted in Japan and features premium high-purity metals that deliver incomparable performances. Founded by Yoshiaki Sugano and named after Honami Koetsu, a 17th-century Japanese artist, Koetsu prizes tradition, clarity, and perfection. With exotic bodies made from only the highest-grade stone and wood, a Koetsu is just a cartridge insomuch as a Stradivarius is just a violin. Having attained mythical status, these are some of the finest musical instruments made.