- Dec 10, 2019
- James Island, SC
Step further into next evolution
JICO has successfully been a key model for stylus replacement manufacturing industries, spreading its values worldwide.
As time goes by we interrogatively asked ourselves what is the true sound that can produce by JICO.
We became exhilarate to seek and explore such “sound” that people would be intrigued intensely.
“If I were JICO, I would expect to hear true sound like this!”
“If I were JICO, I would create and design something like this!”
“If I were JICO, I would adopt and meet expectation that appeal to all tastes!”
We believe exploring the new challenges is what we truly phrase as“evolutional development”.
Hereafter, we will continue to pursue genuine unwearyingly “JICO SOUND”
Intensify JICO brand and make it appeal for everyone to understand
Expect JICO’s development and look forward to establish a sympathetic relationship with all
With Firm & Genuine Respect
2018, the year when Shure shocked the audiophiles by publicly announced production closure of all phono products. 2 years have gone by since Shure ceased the production; JICO have decided to manufacture and wholesale a cartridge that can utilize Shure 44 model genuine replacement stylus and as well as JICO replacement stylus“.
JICO will continue to strive to make Shure 44 model cartridges and replacement styli by researching, developing and manufacturing with presenting full respect to Shure and providing you all with peace of mind. Our product is not simply the replica model by simply resembling and copying the outer appearances but rather research and develop the “ancient wisdom” into a new “best-of-best” manufacturing craftsmanship products.
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Interview with JICO CEO, Yukihiro Nakagawa
Q1) What made you decide to develop these cartridges
A1) We’ve received numerous inquiries from customers all around the world since Shure made a public announcement to cease production for phono products in 2018, to develop and introduce a cartridge that will replace Shure M44 cartridge. It was fortunate enough to see people believed in JICO that we have skills to take over where Shure left off, which have led us decide to develop these cartridges.
Q2) Which part did you put the most effort into?
A2) Primarily, we’ve decided to create the identical shape with the originals. Next step is to make the specifications as same as possible. The major obstacles we’ve faced was to collect these genuine cartridges in a good condition to collect and analyze the data by dismantling them into small pieces such as yokes, coils, and polepieces. We’d be extremely fastidious about the unique sound quality that M44 produced.
Q3) Tell us about future development
A3) The main focus is to develop “JICO” original sound. Basically speaking, we will continue to develop products something that audiophiles would request for. At same time, we are thinking to introduce products that will make analogue music more enjoyable; for instance, by inventing products that many people wish “they had something like this” to make them happy and entertain and also develop a product that nobody would imagined for.
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