NEW Paradox Pulse Guard R (Denon DL-103R based) cartridge using the 103R motor potted in your choice of color body! The best value in cartridges of ALL of analog period!
Current hard anodized colors available left to right (last picture) are; clear, satin clear, green, satin green, red, satin red, blue, satin blue,gold, satin gold, black, satin black! There is only 1 black available.
This is the new Paradox Pulse R phono moving coil cartridge. Also available the Pulse Guard 3 (DENON dl-103 BASED) for $100- less.
It is Denon 103R based but the Pulse takes it to another level with it's lead micro damping rigid shell, and epoxy. The stylus guard is able to function as originally intended to prevent accidental damage.
The billet T-6 material that Paradox uses promotes coupling and reduces mechanical resonances, is manufactured in the USA along with the bodies and their HARD anodizing.
These cartridges bring a new level of resolution and transparency to your musical experience.
All frequencies and the extremes are more detailed and dynamic, the warmth and textures, body if you will, are much improved over the stock unit. The whole musical event is more alive and realistic, allowing you to get completely lost in the moment.
No etched, harsh, or manufactured sounds here just musical enjoyment.
Remember friends don't let friends use stock Denon's!
There is no better Denon mod anywhere period.
Wood bodies are great also (next to leaving them stock) but have too much resonations (even when potted) and reduce what these cartridges are capable of and are rarely if ever square (parallel walls) making set up more difficult.
Note the picture of me holding a 103R cartridge by the metal pin. All the excess plastic is removed as the plastic is the enemy and I use 20 pieces of lead shot inside with the cartridge! 3 under the pins on each rear side and the rest piled up the front pole piece, dampening unwanted micro vibration.
There is no other modification of the Denon 103 series like the Pulse Guard body. Unlock ALL of the potential of your Denon not just some of it.
Read latest review from positivefeedback;
You can also find link on my site www.paradoxpulse.com
Try my modified Sorane/Abis SA1.2 tonearm with Cardas clear phono wire, match made in heaven.
I also offer a service for $179 free shipping in USA (that is the body and service to pot your cartridge, return priority shipping signature required) to put your 103, 103S, 103D, 103GL or 103R etc... into one of these great bodies and ship it back USPS priority signature required.
I also sell this body as a by itself for you to pot with the perimeter lead already installed $119 free priority shipping email@example.com (760-245-8435).
Total weight of the Pulse cartridge is ~ 16 grams.
Thanks for looking and check out my website!
15085 Coalinga Road
Victorville, CA 92392
Customer comments unsolicited and unedited, many more on my website;
The cartridge came this morning. I appreciate the extra efforts you made, to make sure the box came with no issues. I installed it on my Dynavector arm. I'm sure you know better than me, it might be the easiest high end arm to install a cartridge. I'm listening to my second LP side, and it sound terrific.
I see no difference, and maybe better in some areas,than my $3500. Koetsu Rosewood model. I think the R has a better mid-range. It seems to be very clear. Thank you again.
Your cable look amazing ! I do not have the funds to purchase the DAC, and wont have until the beginning of March. I would like to try a set of your cables.
Would you consider making a USB cable ? I have a DAC that I want to have an audiophile USB cable, when I attach my Macbook Air, for music. I would also be interested in 1 pair of RCA cables to go from my Phono Preamp to my system Preamp.
Thanks again. I am not on Facebook, only LinkedIn. If you would like a nice posted referral or testimony of the R cartridge, please tell me where you would like me to post it.
PS. It beat the pictured model attached ☺
Many thanks for your thoughtful consideration!
PS: While I've come to learn of the renown and esteem with which Denon's (of Japan) 103/103R is held by so many enthusiasts, your brilliant work transforms the 103R into a true work-of-art with performance that reaches into the stratosphere. Thereby, making the Paradox Pulse R something else entirely, in a whole different league:
A genuine showcase of clever American ingenuity and, thus accordingly, a proud product of the United States, in my humble opinion.