Well Tempered Lab Kauri Mk I Phono Cartridge


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MC Cartridge.

Definitely outside the square and a classic in the making. Well Tempered Lab have produced a MC cartridge from 1,000 year old New Zealand Kauri, indigenous to New Zealand and most suitable for analog playback. Again, the feature of this cartridge is it’s outstanding Well Tempered Lab agreeable musicality. The origins? Well Tempered Lab keep them murky. 


  • Line Contact Diamond Stylus
  • Titanium Alloy Cantilever
  • 1,000 year old New Zealand Kauri body

Free Turntable setup 

We carefully set up every turntable and cartridge we sell. So if you're new to turntables or have decades of experience, you know you'll be getting the most enjoyment from your system. You can be safe in the knowledge that you can take your turntable home, plug it straight in and start enjoying good music without any worry of something being setup incorrectly. 

  • Type: Moving Coil
  • Stylus: Line Contact Diamond
  • Stylus User Replaceable: No
  • Cantilever: Titanium Alloy
  • VTA: 20 Degrees
  • Coil: Cross Coil
  • Weight: 6.9 g
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2g
  • Output Voltage: 0.4mV at 3.54 cm/s
  • Internal Impedance: 16 ohms
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000Hz at 1kHz
  • Channel Separation: Better than 30dB at kHz
    Well Tempered Labs Kauri phono cartridge

    I have had the Kauri in my system for a couple of months now and have listened to many, many albums and songs from a myriad of genres for hours on end, it handled each with aplomb. It is an all-around performer that to my ears is so good that I would call it one of the best bargains available in the audiophile world that will make the biggest impact to your vinyl enjoyment…and I can say quite frankly this is the finest cartridge that I have ever heard, that I never heard of…give it a listen where you can, you just might feel the same way! more...