Noriyuki Miyajima has had a love of music forever, first as a hobby, then as a specialist dealer and more recently as a manufacturer. Using real wood, diamonds and delicate coils, Noriyuki prides himself on honesty.

With several patents and a passion that is most clear, Miyajima cartridges have had rave reviews all over the world and deservedly so. Unlike some cartridge brands Miyajima are made in-house with six dedicated full-time people. You can see the three Roland Camm-3 CNC milling machines that make the bodies on the right, microscopic inspection and full electrical test are carried out to ensure every cartridge meets or exceeds its published specification.

African blackwood is also known as mpingo and made famous by Shun Mook. According to the BBC “The wood from Tanzania’s mpingo tree is used to make flutes, clarinets, oboes and even bagpipes, making it one of the most valuable plants in the world” and “musicians and musical instrument makers value the timber for its unique tonal qualities” Miyajima use mpingo in their top-of-the-range cartridges because they believe it is the best wood available.

Miyajima are one of only a very few manufactures to fully embrace mono cartridges. Rarer still, they make true single coil designs for optimum playback. The Beatles are re-releasing their early LPs in true mono directly from the original master tapes. Using a Miyajima cartridge is surely the best way to listen.

  • Madake

    £4,700.00

    This stereo cartridge uses a cantilever made of bamboo (Madake). The material normally used to make a cantilever has some small inherent resonances and is often made from metal and/or a stone of hard material. Unusually in this cartridge Bamboo ... Read More

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  • Kansui

    £3,200.00

    The Kansui cartridge is better still than the Shilabe.   Some parts and the manufacturing process have been refined.  This is very much a hand built-cartridge by Noriyuki Miyajima that has balance, poise, stillness and great dynamics when required.  Stereophile Class ... Read More

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  • Shilabe

    £2,775.00

    The penultimate cartridge in the Miyajima range, this African Blackwood bodied masterpiece produces beautiful music.  What more can you ask for?  Stereophile Class A recommended component Body type : African blackwood Frequency response : 20Hz to 32kHz Output level : 0.23mV ... Read More

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  • Waza

    £1,900.00

    This is a well-balanced cartridge made in a clean grain Rosewood body.  It does what it should and delivers splendid music. Body type : Rosewood Frequency response : 20Hz to 32kHz Output level : 0.23mV Impedance : 16 ohms Recommended load ... Read More

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  • Takumi

    £1,691.00

    The sound of Takumi is clear and soft.  This is a very usable cartridge that is a good match to most arms.  The price of this cartridge has been kept low so that it is possible for users to experience ... Read More

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  • Zero Mono A

    £1,375.00

    With its African blackwood body the Zero is the ultimate monaural cartridge. It produces the clearest and most musical sound you will ever hear from an monaural cartridge.  Expensive? Yes, but worth it! Body type : African blackwood Frequency response ... Read More

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  • Zero Mono B

    £1,375.00

    With its African blackwood body the Zero is the ultimate monaural cartridge. It produces the clearest and most musical sound you will ever hear from an monaural cartridge.  Expensive? Yes, but worth it! Body type : African blackwood Frequency response ... Read More

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  • Premium BE II Mono

    £1,125.00

    With its ebony body the Premium is natural and is rich in sound quality. We recommend the Premium series as the cartridges with which you can enjoy the music of every monaural LP. Stereophile said “For this kind of colourful, ... Read More

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  • Kotetu Mono

    £395.00

    Using the same body as the Spirit and Premium, the user can listen to a monaural LP in real sound quality.   The price of this cartridge has been kept low so that it is possible for users to experience Miyajima ... Read More

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