The superlative audio Cartridges and Tonearms had been hand-crafted by Mr. Isamu Ikeda of Ikeda Sound Labs. well-known as a sound master-craftman in Japan, with his dedicated experiences and professional skill for more than 50 years while he had worked as a designer for tonearms and cartridges in a company and then established FR (Fidelity Research Co.) serving as the founder and the president in 1964.  When the MC cartridge :FR-1 and the Tonearm: FR-24 were introduced in 1967, many of LP/SP record users had appreciated the quality very much and finally these products got the greatest sales since the Japanese Imperial family also played with.   When the MC cartridge :FR-7 and the Tonearm: FR-64 were introduced in the market in 1978, FR had grown up as big as the companies in the 2nd Board of Tokyo Stock Exchange Market and had acquired the patent for "Air-Core Quadrupole Structure" for FR-7 in Japan and in the U.S.A.  The new MC cantileverless Cartridges and Ikeda Tonearms have ever been purely designed and developed for audiophiles and sound lovers worldwide by Ikeda Sound Labs. since FR had closed down in 80's.

You will be able to hear the breath of LP/SPs !


                                The spirit, technology and craftmanship of Mr.Isamu Ikeda were succeeded by IT Industry
         Company Limited in July, 2011 as the authorized successor. IT Industry Co., Ltd. now
         produces and sells Ikeda Branded products for domestic and worldwide markets directly
         through the authroized distributors in each country.

Legend starts from " Mr. Isamu IKEDA " for phono MC Cartridges and Tonearms

Tone Arm

IT-407CR1 :  Long Tonearm.

IT-345CR1 :  Short Tonearm.

5) IKEDA-9mono

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IKEDA Sound Labs.
 Mr. Isamu Ikeda   
Custom-made Cartridge with 18K Gold
(Delivery:  About 45 days.)



(Without a headshell)

(Special Caution:)
Anybody selling the IKEDA tonearms and cartridges on e-Bay and/or internet online
shops is not our dealer/distributor nor having any relation with us at all.  
Some parts and components under the IKEDA Brand are not the original products from
Ikeda Sound Labs and IT Industry Co., Ltd.   We will not extend any warranty nor
after-sale service from us for any purchase of IKEDA products on e-Bay and/or internet
online shops.

Discontinued models:

 A) IKEDA-9 Supremo     B) IKEDA-9REX and IKEDA-9R      C) IKEDA-9 Musa U
in March, 2014)

The Ikeda flagship MC cartridge was launched in the international markets in October, 2012. The name of the new cartridge is "魁 KAI" in Japanese which means 1) Pioneer 2) Forerunner 3) Herald 4) Leader 5) The first star of the Big Dipper/The Great Bear. This new flagship cartridge will be deserved to be named as "KAI" once you hear the sound. Please kindly ask our international distributor in your country to know more about the details and the specifications. We always realize that we have a mission to create a masterpiece under Ikeda brand like as nobody can create.

International Distributors

New Cartridge !!

Step-Up Trans: IST-201

Headshell: IS-2T (W) & (B)

L-Angle cable
Tonearm Straight cable

RCA cable

New IKEDA Flagship MC Cartridge:


Tone Arm

Newly launched in End November, 2013 to match with Ikeda tonearms.



(The new MC cartridge introduced in March, 2014.)

(The new MC cartridge introduced in March, 2014.)

The SAI with cantilever will replace the legendary Ikeda 9MUSA U.

The 9TS is the high-end entry cartrdige with affordable price from Ikeda.

IT Industry Company Limited
(Ikeda Sound Labs)

4387, Yaho, Kunitachi-shi, Tokyo, 186-0011, Japan
Phone: (+81) 42-576-2276
Fax: (+81) 42-574-2267

(Overseas Division)
Phone: (+81) 42-312-0528