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  • Founded in 1986

  • International distribution
  • Over 40 distributors in the United States, Denmark, Greece, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Russia, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Malaysia

    <What the audio press says about ZYX>
  • Brand features
  • The origin of the name ZYX has been created by using the analog three-dimensional elements – Time (Z) Amplitude (Y) and frequency (X)
    Therefore, all ZYX cartridges are equipped with the original real-sound power generation system where time-axis distortion is cancelled by the use of several patented technologies. These are also incorporated with the latest technology such as micro ridge stylus and boron cantilever and besides carbon cantilever.

  • Product evaluation
  • ZYX cartridges have been in the USA, Japan and Germany, where analog is most prominent in audio systems. ZYX have been awarded several times “cartridge of the year” by several hi-fi magazines and are also rated CLASS–A by the prestigious magazine STEREOPHILE USA.
    The ZYX R-100T model has also been nominated as the reference cartridge for the legendary “Teragaki style” record player.

  • Proud and innovative engineer Mr. Hisayoshi Nakatsuka
  • Mr. Nakatsuka of ZYX is the President and chief engineer, or maybe we should say the chief engineer and the President of ZYX. He was born in the Nagano prefecture in Japan. He has a long experience of audio equipment going back to a very early age.

    After graduating from university, he worked in the development department of ‘Trio’ (Kenwood) and during this time has developed the worlds first ‘optical cartridge’Then he went to Ortofon in Denmark and developed a signature model MC-20.
    In 1976 he was employed by Namiki Precision Jewel company, there he managed the OEM cartridge business for several manufacturers. Since 1986 he became independent as ZYX under the support of Namiki Precision Jewel company.

    15 Patents. With all of the experience gained during his career, Hisayoshi Nakatsuka's work has led to approval of 15 design patents. All this knowledge and know-how have been poured into the ZYX product range.