Being a tonearm maker, Thomas Schick experienced that each material, each variant of material used within the tonearm assembly has a crucial impact on sound. The headshell interface is certainly one of the most important of them and careful choices should be made in this area.
Headshells are one of the easiest way to tune the sound of your turntable and that is with this idea in head that Thomas Schick designed this Oil Soaked Graphite Headshell.
After trials : graphite was preferred for its particular mechanical and sonic features. Like wood, graphite material comes in different variations. Schick chose a high density type that is also deeply oil soaked. This material combination leads to a stable and durable finish and of course the most interesting sonic properties. Most of the time graphite material sounds extremely vivid and detailed but it compromises the integrity of right timing and timbre. With this special combination this is avoided.
The design of the headshell is not purely aesthetic. By adding a thin on the top of the headshell : rigidity is maximized and pattern of resonances are also optimized. It is also an additional way to adjust the weight of the headshell to a total of 15g which makes it an ideal match to most cartridges and tonearms.
With this right material and mechanical-design combination : you will get the best out of your cartridges while respecting perfectly there tonal balances and obtaining extended precision in playback.
Each headshell is delivered within a dedicated boxset which contains :
•gold plated SME sockets and pins
•dedicated mounted headshell interconnects
•two sets of amagnetic stainless steel screws
These headshells are available worldwide.