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[June, 2024] NEW!

Polish monthly online magazine "HIGH FIDELITY" celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.
To celebrate our 20th anniversary, HIGH FIDELITY has selected 20 products.
We are very honored that our product "Shilabe STEREO" was selected as one of them.
Please see the link below for more information.

==Polish version==
https://highfidelity.pl/@main-4693&lang


==English version==

https://highfidelity.pl/@main-1381&lang=en

https://highfidelity.pl/@main-1382&lang=en

[June, 2024] NEW!
Changes to specifications of some pickup cartridges from Miyajima Laboratory

The lettering on the gold plate of Shilabe has been changed from CR to Shilabe.

The stylus of all 78rpm pickup cartridges will be pure conical diamond stylus 3mil and 4mil.
The price of Kotetu 78rpm and Spirit 78rpm has increased, but you can choose either stylus.
The replacement price of Kotetu 78rpm and Spirit 78rp has also increased, so please understand.
Zero 78rpm and Infinity 78rpm will be available in 3mil and 4mil.
4mil stylus for all 78rpm cartridges will be available to order from July 2024.
For more information, please contact your local distributor or wholesaler.

*For customers planning to visit Japan
Thank you for your interest in Miyajima Laboratory products!
I'm sorry, but Miyajima Laboratory cannot sell products directly to customers visiting Japan from overseas.
Products purchased in Japan are guaranteed only in Japan.
Products purchased abroad are warranted only within that country.
Therefore, when purchasing Miyajima Laboratory products, please inquire about wholesalers in your country.
Additionally, all product repairs and pickup cartridge replacements are accepted through wholesalers in each country.

Below is a list of wholesalers in each country.

https://www.miyajima-lab.com/e-torihiki.html
If there is no wholesaler in your country, please ask us.
Best Regards, Miyajima





[August 24, 2023]

Binaural Stereo Demonstration by Engineers Tom Fine and Robin Wyatt (U.S.A. Wholesalers) at the world's largest Library of Congress!
The LP used is Emory Cook's precious LP, which was recorded in stereo for the first time in 1952.

This special stereo LP requires two mono cartridges.
Cook LP is played using two Miyajima-lab's Spirit high type (pure 1mil) on the rare double-headed arm!

The link below is from the Library of Congress article.

https://newsroom.loc.gov/news/from-cylinders-to-surround-mixes--daylong-demonstration-features-sound-and-preservation-at-the-libra/s/5427576b-94f8-4b9f-829f-138f59647b11

Library of Congress Newsroom
https://newsroom.loc.gov/

 

Library of Congress article by international media group MIX
https://www.mixonline.com/news/library-of-congress-to-host-daylong-sound-and-recording-event?utm_term=90D20CA5-B7D7-4A33-8020-336232A448DD&utm_medium=email&utm_content=37710317-39F6- 4F82-993B-25B95A928169&utm_source=SmartBrief



This is a binaural stereo demonstration.
It is played by a double-headed arm in front of the Stradivarius in the Library of Congress.
This is an Emory Cook LP with two special grooves, made six years before the stereo LP.









--- Miyajima’s message ---
I have been chasing “better sound” for about 62 years now (I am 77 years old).
From the beginning, my favorite pastime has been listening to music, so I became a dealer of audio products.
Later, I founded Miyajima Lab to manufacture superior “high end” audio products. I have long been interested in the development of audio technology, but have been dissatisfied with existing products.
Moreover, I am disappointed that the efforts (and results) of the early audio pioneers have not been significantly exceeded.
Today, most audio products sold use designs and parts primarily driven by profit margins and only superficially represent the undiluted efforts of those, like Miyajima lab, who search for the best sound, regardless of cost.

Make no mistake, Miyajima lab will spare no effort to produce the finest audio products as a labor of love.

You continually see ads showing new audio products that are touted as having superior performance.
Do youreally believe all these claims?
There are actually very few sophisticated products built without regard to cost.
Therefore, there are many room to improve.



Analog audios most crucially important link is the CARTRIDGE!


The monaural cartridge was invented in the 1940s; the stereo cartridge followed later.
Many stereo cartridges have appeared since that then.
I frequently wonder if the modern cartridge are fully developed even today.
I have worked in the audio business a very long time, and have never found a better sounding cartridge with design or construction superior to ours, most especially in terms of groove tracing ability.
The cartridge should transform the complex movement of the stylus into an equivalent electrical signal.
Back in the 1980s, the compact disc (CD) was introduced to the audio market and analog records seemed passes, while renewed attention to analog has revealed new strengths for the enjoyment of music at the end of the road.
Yet, the evolution of digital technology now seems to produce less and less as time.


Miyajima Lab is convinced that phono cartridges are a weak link in the most musical audio systems.
We have thoroughly studied key aspects of cartridges, and strongly believe our cartridges are superior for recovering music.



Consequently, we applied for patent rights on our mono cartridge construction in 2002 and our stereo cartridge in 2005.
These two products can trace grooves most precisely and reproduce the music embedded there with a quality that will exceed your expectations.



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