In 2016, Excel Sound and Dai-Ichi Shoji jointly planned and developed the Etsuro series high-end MC cartridge. Excel Sound designed each component (stylus tip, cantilever, housing, rubber damper, coil wire, core, base, connection terminal, etc.) comprising the main part of the cartridge series. Using our own tooling, the components are produced by each specialised material processing company. The materials of the main components are made only in Japan and are carefully selected. The winding process of the MC coils and the assembly of each component are processed under strict quality control and are handmade one by one by Excel Sound’s skilled craftsmen.