TAD Excalibur Blue

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TAD Excalibur Blue | MC low output pickup

  • Frequency response: 15~25,000Hz
  • Output voltage: 0.5mV/1KHz
  • Output balance: <2db/1KHz
  • Channel separation: 25dB/1KHz
  • Recommended Tracking force: 1.8-2 g
  • Impedance: 30Ω/1KHz
  • Needle compliance: Medium 10×10-6cm/dyne
  • Load Impedance: >300Ω
  • Sampling needle: Synthetic Elliptical
  • Needle carrier material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 5.2g

Daniel Roth
hifi profi

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Profi Opinion

"The first low - output MC of the Excalibur series plays at a very high level and is perfect as an upgrade for your Rega tonearm. Tonally, it sounds balanced with moderate treble emphasis."

Important notes:

Requires an MC- Phono preamplifier.

Technically superior: Moving Coil

All Excalibur models operate according to the MC principle. Compared to MM or MI designs, this brings lower inductance and higher mechanical integrity, the most linear, broadband frequency response and thus the best detail and impulse reproduction. Excalibur Platinum, Gold, Blue & Black are classic low-output MCs for lowest possible moving mass and maximum dynamics. Green & Red are high-output MC systems that can be easily connected to any MM phono input.

When good form improves sound: Design by Helmut Thiele

Every little detail on the generator as well as on the cabinet a pickup can influence the sound. For both the interior and exterior design of the Excalibur models, TAD therefore collaborated with renowned industrial designer Helmut Thiele. Many hours of listening tests, prototypes and refinement steps have resulted in a family of systems that can be manufactured rationally and still provide the highest neutrality and precision.

The Excalibur Blue from TAD

Classic MC system with low output voltage. Scanner: synthetic diamond with elliptical needle schliff. For connection to MC-compatible phono inputs.


The right version for every requirement

All Excalibur models feature low-resonance, rigid needle carriers that provide precise, backlash-free support for the diamond. In the Blue, hollow aluminum support tubes perform this task. Only bare, crystal-oriented diamond rods are used as styli, offering the lowest inertia and best wear features. For the Blue model, they are based on synthetic rough stones that are given a classic elliptical cut.


Made in Japan: Where perfect craftsmanship is sacred

The manufacturing of our Excalibur systems is done by a manufactory in Japan, which has been working for many of the very big analog names for decades. High manufacturing consistency, absolute precision and meticulous quality control are an integral part of the company’s identity here. This way, we can be sure that every Excalibur Platinum, Gold, Black, Red, Green or Blue sounds the way we specified during development.



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