Founded in the mid-1970s by Yosiaki Sugano, Koetsu phono cartridges are painstakingly handcrafted in Japan by master cartridge builder Fumihiko Sugano, son of the Koetsu founder.

Through extensive experimentation, Yosiaki Sugano pioneered the use of high purity materials for his phono cartridges. Koetsu pairs space-age materials like 6N copper and rare platinum iron magnets with old-world Japanese craftsmanship to produce the most beautiful sounding cartridges in the world.

Koetsu cartridges are highly sought after worldwide due to their ethereal sound and limited production.