London Decca Maroon

London Decca Maroon

The London Decca Maroon is a handmade British Cartridge which uses a spherical stylus and the Tie-Wire Design.

The Maroon has no long cantilever and no rubbery fulcrum point to absorb, dissipate and smear the vital musical energy. Instead, the stylus is attached directly to a magnetically active metal support just a few microns thick which passes through the centre of the main generating coil positioned about 1 millimetre above the stylus. The stylus motion is not inverted or transformed to a smaller value, as in long cantilever designs. Flowing from this immediate positive-direct scanning of the groove is a breathtaking, lifelike quality. The listener tends to feel that the performing artists are actually in the same room, with a startling, palpable presence.

The Martin Bastin designed Decapod aluminium mounting plate acts as a head shell weight and offers a better connection with the head shell.

  • Stylus: spherical
  • Output: 5mV
  • VTF: 1.8g
  • Weight: 6.7g
  • Output impedance: 2k ohms
  • Dynamic compliance: 15×10-6cm/Dyne
  • Load impedance: 47k ohms