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The latest reviews on Aidas phono cartridges:










Aidas Mammoth Gold
https://positive-feedback.com/reviews/hardware-reviews/aidas-mammoth-gold-phono-cartridge/
Robert H. Levi    Positive Feedback   www.https://positive-feedback.com/







Aidas Babby Mammoth
http://www.v2.stereotimes.com/page/most-wanted-decade
Michael Wright        Stereo Times        Stereotimes.com
Aidas Rainbow Durawood
  https://www.hifi-advice.com/blog/review/analog-reviews/analog-source-reviews/vira-aidas-rainbow-mc-cartridge/  
Christiaan Punter          HiFi Advice         www.hifi-advice.com

Aidas Rainbow Red Grasp
https://www.audio-activity.com/aidas-red-grasp.html
Domenico Pizzamiglio            www.audio-activity.com

Aidas Rainbow Durawood
http://v2.stereotimes.com/post/aidas-rainbow-phono-cartridge /
         Dave Thomas             Stereotimes.com          







Aidas Mammoth Gold
http://v2.stereotimes.com/post/aidas-%E2%80%9Cmammoth-gold%E2%80%9D-phono-cartridge/
Dave Thomas            Stereotimes.com


Aidas Black Sound - Red Heart
http://v2.stereotimes.com/post/aidas-black-soundred-heart-phono-cartridge/
Dave Thomas            Stereotimes.com



Aidas Panzerholz
Christiaan Punter          HiFi Advice         www.hifi-advice.com




...  In short, it is excellent indeed. I do feel that I have now got the set up and gain/loading close to as good as I can, which with every new cart takes some tinkering here and there  ....  once set, focus and precision become very impressive, along with a good bass, upper mid balance. This cartridge is in another league to the AT ART-9, for sure, but how it compares to cart's such as Lyra Etna I will have to wait and see, I may be able to compare as a very good friend uses this. It wouldn't shock me if the Aidas held it's own at all. More specifically; the Aidas has probably the best bass response I have heard in a cart. Not just depth, but detail, ie tonality and crisp but rich harmonic structure, and it is effortless, just flowing when called for. Vocal's really very accurate I think, up there with London Ref. But, best of all I think it has fantastic drive when stepped up to 6-8mV, I use the Allnic H3000, which makes a great pairing  ...
Paul Stratton, Zaxisaudio UK         www.zaxisaudio.com


  
I can’t believe what I am hearing I have only heard sound like this on huge systems with master-tape. The Mammoth cart is unreal!   Dynamics are incredible sound stage is off the hook,  clarity is simply unreal and I have had some really good carts close to this price range., this gem simply smokes them all! It is truly a reference cart to be reckoned with. Horns are so real and clear it is scary, 
I listen to a-lot of Jazz with it but everything sounds better I just played Depeche Mode and the sound stage was wrapped around my room with unreal clarity and dynamics without a hint of grain. Imagine is perfect every instrument well defined and to it’s own. You have a winner on your hands. Bass is truly wonderfully defined and sounds like instruments no matter what I am playing form upright bass to electric bass it is the sound of instrument. Drums kick and are quick and truly well defined. There is no part left unimproved with the Mammoth Gold it is a work of art. Congratulations! 

Rick Schultz  High Fidelity Cables      http://www.highfidelitycables.com/
  

Rainbow  Durawood Bee

The new models of Aidas cartridges we issued in 2018 are The Rainbow series. We use variety of body materials such as Panzerholz Durawood, Juma, Malachite composite and others. All Rainbow cartridges have boron cantilever with Micro Ridge or Superfine polished Shibata Type III stylus.
Starting 2020 the Rainbow Malachite, Rainbow Red Grasp and Rainbow Durawood are available with gold coils.

Keeping the basic measurements at the same level we put more rigid product on the market and using new materials we put specially tweaked sound pattern for your ears.

Specifications:

Body: vary
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron composite/Namiki Sapphire
Stylus: Namiki super fine Shibata or MicroRidge
Output: 0.28mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5
Tracking force: 1.4-1.6g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  8.1-10.1g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Channel separation: >30dB/1kHz
Channel balance: >1dB/1kHz
Coils: copper 0.03mm
Mount: thread  M2.5x0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 4 ohms 
Inductance:  3.20uH
Capacitance: 50nF 
Trackability at 300Hz/1.6g: 90-80uM
Vertical tracking angle: 20°  
Recommended tonearm mass: medium
Break-in period: 50 hours


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Rainbow Durawood Red Grasp

The Aidas Rainbow Red Grasp cartridge has a striking multicolor Stabilized Red Grasp composite body and uses an Adamant boron composite cantilever with a 2x damping system. The material is extra hard with high level of chemical and moisture resistance.

All Rainbow Red Grasp  cartridges have boron cantilever with Micro Ridge or Superfine polished Shibata Type III stylus. Special order of Ruby or Sapphire cantilever is 4 weeks turn around. The price for the special order is the same as for boron cantilever models.
As of January 2020 pure Copper, Copper Silver plated, Copper Gold plated and pure Gold coils are available on this model. The different coils material makes huge sound difference.


Specifications:

Body:                                                                     Stabilized Red Grasp composite
Cantilever:                                                    Namiki / Adamant boron composite
Stylus:                                                   Namiki super fine Shibata or MicroRidge
Output:                                                                                                             0.28 mV
Magnet system:                                                                                              AlNiCo5
Tracking force:                                                                                        1.6-1.8 gram
Compliance lateral:                                                                                  12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:                                                                                7.8  - 8.1 gram
Recommended loading:                                                              100 – 1,000 Ohms
Channel separation:                                                                             >30 dB/1 kHz
Channel balance:                                                                                    >1 dB/1 kHz
Coils:                                                                                            6N copper 0.03 mm
Mount:                                          thread  M2.5 x 0.45 mm, 1/2 inch or 12.7 mm
Coil impedance DC:                                                                                       4 Ohms 
Trackability at 300Hz/2.0g:                                                                              60 uM
Vertical tracking angle:                                                                                        20°  
Recommended tonearm mass:                                                          lite, medium
Break-in period:                                                                                            50 hours

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Gala Gold LE

The Aidas Gala Gold LE cartridge was designed to honor my mother Galina-Gala. She is 85 years old in December of 2019. Her favorite color is purple... Well, you got the picture. The Limited edition of 85 will be produced and they all made up to the highest standards that we apply to our top models. The Gala's body made of Blue River Agate and uses an Adamant boron composite cantilever with a 2x damping system. The new designed generator, finest damping material and pure gold coils are the distinctive features of Gala Gold Limited Edition.

All Gala cartridges have boron cantilever with Micro Ridge stylus. Special order of Ruby or Sapphire cantilever is 4 weeks turn around. The price for the special order is the same as for boron cantilever models. 
Specifications:

Body:                                                                                                 Blue River Agate
Cantilever:                                                    Namiki / Adamant boron composite
Stylus:                                                                                          Namiki MicroRidge
Output:                                                                                                             0.26 mV
Magnet system:                                                                                              AlNiCo5
Tracking force:                                                                                        1.9-2.1 gram
Compliance lateral:                                                                                  13 um/mN
Cartridge weight:                                                                                        11.5 gram
Recommended loading:                                                              100 – 1,000 Ohms
Channel separation:                                                                             >30 dB/1 kHz
Channel balance:                                                                                    >1 dB/1 kHz
Coils:                                                                                            999.5 Gold 0.04 mm
Mount:                                          thread  M2.5 x 0.45 mm, 1/2 inch or 12.7 mm
Coil impedance DC:                                                                                       3 Ohms 
Trackability at 300Hz/2.0g:                                                                              60 uM
Vertical tracking angle:                                                                                        20°  
Recommended tonearm mass:                                                lite, medium, high
Break-in period:                                                                                            50 hours


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Red Heart-Black Sound Diamond

Specifications:
Body: wood Gabon Ebony 
Cantilever:"Adamant"  diamond
Stylus:" Asdamant/Namiki" Micro Ridge 
Output: 0.28mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5
Tracking force: 1.6-1.8 g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  9.20g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Channel separation: >30dB/1kHz
Channel balance: >1dB/1kHz
Damping system: chiseled suspension on the damper and needle
Coils: copper 0.02mm
Mount: thread in wood M2.5x0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 4 ohms 
Inductance:  4.00-4.3uH
Capacitance: 50nF 
Trackability at 300Hz/2.0g: 90-80uM
Vertical tracking angle: 20° 
Recommended tonearm mass: medium
Break-in period: 50 hours

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PurpleHeart Diamond

Specifications:
Body: wood PurpleHeart
Cantilever:"Adamant"  Diamond
Stylus:"Adamant/Namiki" Micro Ridge
Output: 0.28mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5
Tracking force: 1.6-2.0g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  8.20g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Channel separation: >30dB/1kHz
Channel balance: >1dB/1kHz
Damping system: chiseled suspension on the damper and needle
Coils: copper 0.03mm
Mount: thread in wood M2.5x0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 4 ohms 
Inductance:  3.80-5.0uH
Capacitance: 50nF 
Trackability at 300Hz/2.0g: 60-70uM
Vertical tracking angle: 20° 
Recommended tonearm mass: medium
Break-in period: 50 hours

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  Aidas Mammoth Gold​​                                                                            NEW!   NEW!!  NEW!!!

Aidas Mammoth gold is the new and the most advanced of Aidas production.
  
The Aidas Mammoth Gold package contain the cartridge with mammoth ivory body stabilized. The body made of 21,000 years old Siberian Woolly Mammoth tusk. The ivory properties are closest to a human bones and has similar resonance characteristics, not only to skeletal bones, but Auditory Ossicle bones that located in the middle ear. So we have complete harmony presented.
 
The cartridge packed in the stone box made of Siberian semi-precious stones. Also the package contains the sealed 0.5L bottle of Siberian Mammoth vodka. The mounting ware, the wrenches and the manual all included. All this inside the attractive black plastic case.

Specifications:
​Body: 21,000 years old Mammoth ivory task
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron composite
Stylus:"Namiki" MicroRidge
Output: 0.28mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5
Tracking force: 1.6-1.8g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  10.1-10.1g.
Recommended loading: 4 ohms
Channel separation: >30dB/1kHz
Channel balance: >1dB/1kHz
Coils: copper 0.03mm
Mount: thread  M2.5x0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Trackability at 300Hz/1.6g: 70-80uM
Vertical tracking angle: 20°  
Recommended tonearm mass: medium

Damping system: 2X
Break-in period: 50 hours


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Red Heart-Black Sound Elite Ruby          currently out of stock

Specifications:
Body: wood Gabon Ebony 
Cantilever:"Namiki"  ruby
Stylus:" Namiki" superfine nude polished  line contact 
Output: 0.28mV
Magnet system: AlNiCo5
Tracking force: 1.9-2.2g.
Compliance lateral: 10 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  9.20g.
Recommended loading: 100 – 1,000 ohms
Channel separation: >30dB/1kHz
Channel balance: >1dB/1kHz
Damping system: chiseled suspension on the damper and needle
Coils: copper 0.02mm
Mount: thread in wood M2.5x0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Coil impedance DC: 4 ohms 
Inductance:  6.80-7.00uH
Capacitance: 50nF 
Trackability at 300Hz/2.0g: 90-80uM
Vertical tracking angle: 20°
Recommended tonearm mass: medium
Break-in period: 50 hours


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Aidas Panzerholz Mono                                   CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

main body: Panzerholz (Tank Wood)
cantilever: Aluminum
stylus: super fine polished nude 0.7mil.
output: 0.3 mV
magnets: AlNiCo5,
tracking force: 2.5-3.0g.
compliance lateral: 12(x10-6cm/dyne)
dimensions: 18mmHx18mmWx24mmL
weight: 10.0g.
loading: 100 - 1000 Ohms SUT(1:30 - 1:50 step up ratio)
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trackability at 300Hz/3.0g > 80 micron
damping system:  1X
coil winding: copper 0.03mm
mount: thread in wood M2.5x0.45, between the holes 12.7mm standard
inductance: 3.40uH,
resistance: 4.025 Ohms(10kHz)

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Aidas MONO         

Specifications:
body : purpleheart - 11.00g.
cantilever:"Namiki"  aluminum tube 0.6x0.5mm
stylus:" Namiki" superfine nude polished 18uR(0.7mil) - 0.12x0.12mm square
output: 0.3mV
magnet system: AlNiCo5(alcomax)
tracking force: 2,8-3.2 g.
compliance lateral: 10 um/mN (purpleheart 12 um/mN)
suspension system damper - without steel wire
winding coil: 1938 production enamel copper 0.05mm diameter on HyMu permalloy 0.5X0.7mm tube 
mount:  12.7mm standard between the holes 
winding coil impedance DC: 2 ohms /1kHz 
inductance:  7.5-8.5uH/1kHz
capacitance: 2.0uF/1kHz 
trackability at 300Hz/3.0g: >80uM
vertical tracking angle: 24°
recommended tonearm mass: medium
break-in period: 50 hours


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Aidas Baby Mammoth  low mass 

This cartridge was designed for low mass tonearms and tangent tonearms. The cartridge also consider to be budget with original Aidas  wooden shipping box.

The Aidas Baby Mammoth  body made with  stabilized mammoth ivory . The material is 23,000 years old Siberian Woolly Mammoth tusk. The ivory properties are closest to a human bones and has similar resonance characteristics, not only to skeletal bones, but Auditory Ossicle bones that located in the middle ear. So we have complete harmony presented.

Specifications:


Body: 23,000 years old Mammoth ivory task
Cantilever: Namiki / Adamant boron composite
Stylus:"Namiki" MicroRidge
Output: 0.25mV
Magnet system: Samarium Cobalt
Tracking force: 1.6-1.7g.
Compliance lateral: 12 um/mN
Cartridge weight:  6.5g.
Recommended loading: 2 ohms
Channel separation: >30dB/1kHz
Channel balance: >1dB/1kHz
Coils: copper 0.03mm
Mount: thread  M2.5x0.45, 1/2 inch / 12.7mm standard between the holes 
Trackability at 300Hz/1.6g: 70-80uM
Vertical tracking angle: 20° 
Recommended tonearm mass: light
Damping system: 2X
Break-in period: 50 hours

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