Victor Nivico (JVC) DT-Z1 SAS on Boron | JICO
- Replica (JICO)
- Designation: Victor Nivico DT-Z1 SAS on Boron
- Stylus tubes: Boron
- Cut: Super Analog Stylus
Super Analogue Stylus (SAS):
The tip is carefully selected from single crystal natural diamonds. The laser-cut diamond is similar to that of the cutting stylus used on a cutting lathe to produce the acetate master plates used in vinyl production. This allows the SAS tip to penetrate the deepest recesses of the record groove to scan details that simpler cuts cannot. Because of its large contact area with the groove wall, the SAS can reproduce a wide range of information with high fidelity.
Boron is one of the most suitable materials for needle tubes. Its density is low, the modulus of elasticity is high and the sound propagation speed is about 2.6 times faster than that of aluminium. Because of these properties, the boron needle tube can reproduce the information contained in the record grooves more precisely than the one with aluminium.