Inspired by a challenge - empowered by technology
The idea behind the new Donatello MC cartridge was to engineer the best sounding cartridge with solid machined aluminium body, light enough to be handled by every tone-arms. The results exceeded expectations!
After two years of continuous research, here is Donatello: a sophisticated, computer designed body made of machined aluminium. Weighing only 7gram, it´s perfectly damped to help the cantilever achieve the best tracking.
Donatello´s ultra rigid cantilever handles a high precision Micro Elliptical diamond exclusively developed in collaboration with Adamant-Namiki and designed for top audio performance.
As our flagship cartridges, Donatello´s diamond tip is mechanically inserted and blocked into a long, stiffened aluminium cantilever, handled in a special titanium telescopic pipe to increase structural rigidity.
There´s more: like our top models, Donatello features long gold-plated pin connectors designed to connect perfectly with arm cinches, reducing energy dispersion and improving grounding for an ideal music background that will let you enjoy even the smaller details in your music.
Donatello Series feature high internal impedance levels, so that they can be easily matched with MM phono preamp and correctly set-up MC ones, without the need of any Step-Up transformer.
* all Donatello cartridges come with serial number indelibly printed in the engraved area at the top of the body
Typology: MC low Output Phono Cartridge
Output level: 0.5mV
Frequency response: 10-40000Hz
Suggested load: 470Ω
Channel separation: > 25dB
Channel balance: < 1db
Suggested tracking weight: 1.8 to 2.1g
Diamond: Micro Elliptical
Coil Wire: Copper
Mounting hole diamond distance: 9mm
Test av Donatello Gold i Tone Audio
Test av Donatello Gold i Positive Feedback
DONATELLO GOLD | TONEAUDIO
TONEAudio had fun with the new Donatello Gold, a rising star among our MC cartridges:
"The Donatello is easy to set up, tracks difficult musical passages with ease and sounds great. What else could you want?
It’s become my new reference in the thousand-dollar cartridge category!" - Jeff Dorgay
DONATELLO | POSITIVE FEEDBACK - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PRODUCT
Donatello is reviewed with Mediterraneo on Positive Feedback!
"The combo had no issues tracking anything I tossed on the platter … all my music sounded simply wonderful. Clean and ever so there with a lively presence that was fast on its feet… pace and rhythm. Details were in evidence and aplenty, though they were not forced or in the least bit analytical. Bass was deep, solid, and propulsive. Stable as all get out as well…I could find nothing to criticize as the combo simply played my music in a way that was fun and engaging.
Stable. Articulate. Fun. Resolving. Engaging. Style. Beautiful.
This is what I heard, what I appreciated… how I interpreted what happened with my music. I enjoyed my time with this system… a true reflection of Italian mastery." - Dave Clark