About Charisma Audio

Over more than 45 years’ experience in audio, Charisma Audio has collected the solid ideas which inspire the design and manufacture of their accessories. Using premium materials, these not only look attractive but also show striking performance.

Ultimate simplicity and purity form the foundation of our designs.


Charisma ECO MC cartridge


Charisma ECO MC cartridge is the entry level of Charisma cartridges. The body is made of aluminium and the cantilever is made of white ceramic with super elliptical nude diamond, with price less than SGD 1,000. This is propably the only cartridge in the market with this price and good material to produce a high end sound.

Specifications and Reviews: ECO Moving Coil Cartridge | Charisma Audio


Charisma 103 Moving coil cartridge


Modified Denon 103 with ruby cantilever, line contact stylus, birdseye maple wood body and retuned suspension system. This model was created because there are a lot of Denon 103 fans in the market who want a better clarity and detail sound than the original Denon 103, but keep the characteristic of Denon 103. So Charisma make this special model per the Denon 103 customers’ request.

Specifications and Reviews: 103 Moving Coil Cartridge | Charisma Audio

Charisma MC One Alpha cartridge


The first model introduced by Charisma to the market, now is Alpha version. The body is made of aluminium, cantilever is made of titanium, with a super fine line contact nude diamond. Charisma is famous in musicality and rhythmic sound. It can play all types of music. A good match to any high-end tonearms.

Specifications and Reviews: MC-1 Alpha Moving Coil Cartridge | Charisma Audio


Charisma MC Two Alpha cartridge


The design of Charisma MC Two Alpha is similar to MC One Alpha, but using sapphire cantilever so it gives more details and elegant sound. Sound approach is same as the ECO and MC One Alpham but can give more refinement and details.

Specifications and Reviews: MC-2 Alpha Moving Coil Cartridge | Charisma Audio


Charisma MC-M cartridge


Charisma MC-M is specially design for the user who needs higher output (0.75mV @ 3.54 cm/s), e.g. the tube pre-amp which is usually has lower gain, or the photo stage gain is not high). The body of MC-M is using Padauk wood so it gives warmer sound that metal body phono cartridge. Cantilever and stylus is similar to MC Two Alpha.

Specifications and Reviews: MC-M Moving Coil Cartridge | Charisma Audio


Charisma Reference One MC cartridge


This is the first Reference model of Charisma MC cartridges. The sound of Reference range Charisma cartridge is more refine and elegant, bass has more punch as the ruby cantilever is very thin. As it’s made by wood, the vocal is sweeter and has better emotion. Reference One can match with the very high-end tonearms in the market.

Specifications and Reviews: Reference One Moving Coil Cartridge | Charisma Audio


Charisma Reference Two MC cartridge


Sound character is the same as Reference One. However, Reference Two has a more authority sound than Reference One.

Specifications and Reviews: Reference Two Moving Coil Cartridge | Charisma Audio


Charisma Signature One cartridge


This is the flagship model of Charisma MC cartridge. Charisma used the best material and technology to design/produce this cartridge. The coil is using a pure iron square coil with custom made alloy wiring which is not common in the market, This is one of the best all rounded sound MC cartridge in the market. The sound is so elegant, the midrange is so charming, and can play all types of music. Like one of the customer said, the sound is so unforgettable and it’s difficult not to own one.

Specifications and Reviews: Signature One Moving Coil Cartridge | Charisma Audio


Charisma Musiko Phono stage


This Charisma Musiko phono stage uses good components and flexible gain/loading settings, with reasonable price (less than SGD 2,000). It’s a good match with Charisma cartridges and of course can match well with other phono cartridges in the market too. The sound character is the same as other Charisma products, very musical and always give an enjoyable sound.


  • Premium aluminum chassis with granite faceplate
  • EI power transformer
  • Gold plated RCA jacks
  • Externally adjustable input impedance and gain
  • Custom made audio grade electrolytic capacitors
  • 75,200 uF of total filtering capacitance 


Specifications of Reviews: 

  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20,000Hz (+/- 1dB)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: -86dB (at 64dB gain)
  • Channel separation: 90dB
  • Total harmonic distortion: 0.05% (at 1kHz)
  • Gain: 42 dB (MM), 58 dB / 61 dB / 64 dB (MC)
  • Input impedance: 47k Ohm (MM) / 117 Ohm – 1k Ohm (MC)

Specifications and Reviews: Musiko Photo Stage | Charisma Audio


Charisma Musiko Tonearm


The Charisma Musiko Tonearm is a medium mass tonearm. Unlike most uni-pivot tonearms, which use silicone to stabilize and damp the tonearm, the Musiko uses a ring magnet. It does not invite the mess of silicone fluid and has much better stability and control. Furthermore, the magnetic damping system is adjustable. It can accommodate most moving coil and moving magnet cartridges on the market. It does not come with a tonearm cable. Any tonearm cable with a standard female DIN connecter can be used. Internal wiring and male DIN plug are made by Cardas. As the socket for tonearm cable is at the behind location, the tonearm can sit on a custom made armboard on the turntable plinth to use as a second tonearm. This is good for the user who want to add one more tonearm to play one more cartridge e.g mono playback.

Specifications and Reviews: Musiko Tonearm | Charisma Audio


Charisma Musiko Phono cable


The Charisma Audio Musiko Tonearm cable has been designed and engineered to deliver high-quality, musical, natural sound from your tonearm. Available in both straight DIN to RCA or L-DIN to RCA.
It is double-shielded, with two layers of copper wire to maximize RF rejection and physical flexibility. The conductor is stranded bare high-purity copper wire. It can be terminated for single-ended or balanced applications.

Design Goal:

  • Transmitting a signal without loss
  • Transmitting a signal without interference
  • Transmitting a signal without changing its sonic character

Charisma Musiko easily meets the following criteria:

  • Capacity to transmit the complex spectrum of musical expression without shifts in emphasis or changes of character
  • Ability to keep timing, dynamics, and the delicate balance between fundamentals and harmonics intact
  • Allowing micro-information to pass through
  • Immunity to electrostatic and electromagnetic interference
  • Ideal electrical properties, correctly balancing capacitance, inductance and resistance
  • Internal damping of micro-vibrations
  • First-rate connectors to maintain performance

Specifications and Reviews: Musiko Phono Cable | Charisma Audio


Charisma Musiko turntable and Musiko Junior turntable


The Charisma Musiko Turntable and Muskio Junior turntable are based on a sandwich-type plinth. The top and bottom layers are made of acrylic and the middle layer is made of Baltic wood with real wood veneer. The feet are made of Sorbothane. Sorbothane is a proprietary viscoelastic polymer which is a very effective acoustic damper and absorber. With a very high damping coefficient, it combines shock absorption, good memory, vibration isolation and vibration damping characteristics. While many other materials exhibit one of these features, Sorbothane combines them all in a stable material with a long fatigue life over a very wide temperature range. The Charisma Musiko Junior turntable is a new model which has a smaller size than the Charisma Musiko turntable. So it’s very fit to the system which has less space for the turntable. The round corners also give a credit to the beautiful stylish look.

The turntable platter is made of Acetal Copolymer. This is an engineering thermoplastic polymer that provides good strength and stiffness. We found it to be a better material for turntable platters than resin or acrylic.
The bearing shaft is made of stainless steel and the bearing well is brass. They are fabricated with high precision and have a tight fit with extremely smooth operation. Our bearing shaft has a recessed portion in the middle. This allows more bearing oil to lubricate the shaft in order to reduce friction.
The motor is a 12V DC motor with speed adjustment. It is a motor of very high quality, with very quiet and smooth rotation. The platter is driven by a 0.004”-diameter polyester filament belt. The arm board is made of acrylic, the same material as the top layer of the plinth.

Specifications and Reviews: Musiko Turntable | Charisma Audio

Engage with our audio specialist Martin Ng for more information on our price and services.