The history of EMT’s pick-ups started in the early 50-ties with an OEM relationship when the amazing Broadcast record players EMT 927 were introduced. 1959 EMT started its own pick-up production with specific focus in improved playability of long playing records with microgroove, smaller tracking weight, extended frequency response and reduced distortions. 1961 saw the manufacturing start of Stereophonic sound cartridges. The technology of these systems was significantly improved in 1965 with the launch of the famous EMT TSD 15, which is still available today.
In the 70-ties the XSD 15 became available for direct connection to popular Hi-Fi-tonearms (SME or others with appropriate connection) and EMT started custom developments and production runs for OEM partners. Modern tip shapes and technical improvements provided a linear frequency response well beyond the audio band, and a substantial reduction of distortions at high frequencies. 1992 came the HSD 6, EMT’s first cart with a standard ½ inch attachment for the Hi-Fi market.
2007/08 the TSD15Lzi with low output, low impedance and international connection was introduced. 2008/09 the Jubilee series was extended with the JSD G, now completely gold plated and made of a special high grade alloy. All JSD cartridges employ highly polished bare diamond styli on Bor (boron), either in Gyger S or Super Fineline shape and strong AlNiCo Magnets.
While the JSD Silver and Gold use Diamonds on Boron-, the new JSD Platinum and the 2015 JSD S75 use Diamonds on a White Sapphire Cantilever.
All EMT carts are still fully handmade.