Check out your Luxman cart – Celebrating 95 years in the high-end biz, the Japanese firm have launched a reference moving-coil cartridge called the LMC-5 [€2'290]. Presented in a half-open aluminium body lacquered dark red, there's a Shibata-profiled diamond on an aluminium carrier backed by a samarium-cobalt motor with balanced coils wound of 30µm ultra-thin wire. This generates 0.4mV signal with 4.7Ω internal resistance. The entire assembly weighs 8.5g and recommends a setting of 2.1-2.3g tracking weight and 40Ω+ termination resistance.