To create Donatello we engineered the best sounding cartridge of its category in a machined Aluminium body so light that it can perform at its best on every tonearm: weighing only 7 grams and with a beautiful, perfectly damped body, this cartridge is an ideal companion for any tonearm and turntable matching.

The Donatello series is available in two models: Donatello Gold with an output level of 0.50mV and Donatello Red with an output level of 1.80mV.

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The main design idea behind the new Donatello MC cartridge was to engineer the best sounding cartridge of its category enabling a solid machined aluminium body, light enough to be handled by any tonearm.

After two years of continuous research, here is Donatello: a sophisticated, computer designed body made of machined aluminium. The results exceeded expectations!

Weighing only 7 grams, it’s perfectly damped to help the cantilever achieve the best tracking ability. Donatello’s ultra rigid cantilever handles a high-precision Micro Elliptical diamond exclusively developed in collaboration with Adamant-Namiki and designed for top audio performances.

Like on our flagship cartridges, Donatello’s diamond tip is mechanically inserted and blocked into a long, stiffened aluminium cantilever, handled in a special titanium telescopic seat to increase structural rigidity.

Like on Gold Note top-class models, Donatello features long gold-plated pin connectors designed to connect perfectly with arm cinches, reducing energy dispersion and improving grounding for an ideal music background that will let you enjoy even the smaller details of your music.

Donatello Red features high internal impedance and gain levels so that it can be easily matched with MM phono preamps while the Donatello Gold can be driven correctly by MC phono preamps, without the need of any Step-Up transformers.

Donatello GOLD

Donatello Gold offers extra rigidity with its Aluminium cantilever and 40Ω high internal impedance and 0.5mV output level to easily match with MC phono preamps set-up without Step-Up transformers.

Donatello RED

Donatello Red offers extra rigidity with its Aluminium cantilever and 140Ω high internal impedance and 1.8mV output level to easily match with MM phono preamps set-up.


MC Low Output Phono Cartridge




Gold: Duraluminium alloy body, gold with black logo
Red: Duraluminium body, red with white logo

Output Level

Gold: 0.5mV
Red: 1.8mV

Frequency Response

Gold: 10-40000Hz
Red: 10-35000Hz


Gold: 40Ω
Red: 140Ω

Suggested Load

Gold: 470Ω
Red: 47KΩ



Channel Separation

Gold: > 25dB
Red: > 24dB

Channel Balance

< 1dB

Suggested Tracking Weight

1.8g to 2.1g




Micro Elliptical

Coil Wire




Mounting Hole Diamond Distance


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