The Created out of the desire to make a very high performance design at an affordable price. Just slightly lush with a well-developed midrange, the Carmen is surprisingly pleasing and will seduce you into late listening sessions. The stylus used is a part of what makes it special; an ultra-low mass occlusion free nude diamond cut and polished into a true hyper-elliptical shape. The combination of low tip mass and the Moving Iron gives the Carmen a tremendous resolution advantage over MC designs selling for more than twice the price. Housed ina handmade solid Ebony case, the Carmen delivers.

Technical specifications

Stylus: Nude Elliptical, 0.120 mm SQ

Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm

Cantilever: Aluminium Alloy

Recommended Tracking force:

12 mN/ 1.2gm (high)
14 mN/ 1.4 gm (medium)

Effective tip mass: 0.35 mg


28 μm/mN (high)
22 μm/mN (medium)

Frequency response: 20- 20.000Hz +/- 2.5 dB

Channel separation (stereo only):

1000 Hz>26 dB

50 - 15.000>20 dB

Channel difference:

<1.6 dB (Stereo)

<1.0 dB (Mono)

Output voltage: 2.12 mV

Cartridge weight: 6.8 Grams

Loading: >= 47 kΩ