EBI Audio Khumar: High-quality MC phono cartridge from India

EBI Audio Khumar
EBI Audio Khumar

India’s Engineering Beyond Imagination (EBI Audio) has recently introduced its latest MC phono cartridge, Khumar, which represents an unparalleled passion for music and hi-fi. Meticulously crafted in Uttar Pradesh, India, this cartridge showcases exceptional precision and utilizes extraordinary components such as a meticulously handcrafted ebony body, a Shibata III stylus, an Orbray (formerly Namiki) boron cantilever, a soft iron magnetic core, and Neodymium magnets.

EBI Audio Khumar MC cartridge

The input impedance of the EBI Audio Khumar head is only 2 Ohms, and the output voltage reaches 0.3 mV, which makes the new product a convenient partner for modern phono stages. The cartridge exhibits excellent channel separation exceeding 32 dB.

EBI Audio Khumar MC cartridge

The first batch of Khumar pickups from EBI Audio will go on sale on July 1st.

EBI Audio Khumar MC cartridge

Technical characteristics:

  • Type: Moving Coil (MC) Cartridge
  • Needle: NUDE Shibata III from Japan
  • Cantilever: boron, 0.28 mm
  • Output level: 0.3 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/s)
  • DC Resistance: 2 ohms
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 1 dB)
  • Channel separation: >32 dB
  • Channel balance: <0.5 dB
  • Load resistance: ≥20 ohm
  • Load capacitance: 100pF
  • Recommended clamping force: 1.9 g
  • Downforce range: 1.7 – 2.3g
  • Run-in period: 20 hours
  • Height: 17.8 mm
  • Weight: 8.8 g

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