Cartridges

The Voice

Soundsmith’s top of the line, multiple award-winning cartridge, The Voice makes a clear statement amidst the other voices of high performance phono cartridges. Special Nude Contact Line diamond stylus is connected to its unique Ruby crystal (light weight yet very stiff) cantilever for the most accurate transfer of groove information. It’s high output design requires the use of only a moving magnet phono preamp section, no multi-stage ultra-high gain (MC) preamps needed. With low effective tip mass the stylus stays in better contact with the groove walls producing more accurate reproduction. Available in high or medium compliance and in stereo or true dual mono.


Specifications:

Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ (selected for low noise)
Radius of curvature: Optimized Contour Contact Line
Cantilever: Ruby
Recommended Tracking force: 10mN / 1.0 gm (high) 13mN / 1.3 gm (medium)
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 28 µm/mN (high) 22 µm/mN (medium)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation: 1000 Hz >30 dB
Stereo only Separation: 50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage: >0.6 mV/cm/sec. 5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS >2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Load: Resistance >/= 47 kohms
Capacitance: 100 – 200 pF (400-600 pf available by special order)

CDN MSRP $3399


Aida

The “Aida” cartridge is a hand-selected version of Soundsmith’s famous SMMC1 cartridge. It is selected as a special cartridge exceeding specifications from the normal hand-made production run and finished in an ebony wooden body. A Nude Optimized Contour Contact Line diamond stylus is connected to its unique Ruby crystal (light weight yet very stiff) cantilever for the most accurate transfer of groove information. It’s high output design requires the use of only a moving magnet phono preamp section, no multi-stage ultra-high gain (MC) preamps needed. With low effective tip mass the stylus stays in better contact with the groove walls producing more accurate reproduction. Available in high or medium compliance and in stereo or true dual mono.


Specifications:

Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature: Optimized Contour Contact Line
Cantilever: Ruby
Recommended Tracking force: 10mN / 1.0 gm (high) 13mN / 1.3 gm (medium)
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 28 µm/mN (high) 22 µm/mN (medium)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
Channel Separation: 1000 Hz >30 dB
Stereo only Separation: 50-15,000 >20 dB
Channel difference: <1.0 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage: >0.6 mV/cm/sec. 5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS >2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Load: Resistance >/= 47 kohms
Capacitance: 100 – 200 pF (400-600 pf available by special order)

CDN MSRP $2199


Boheme

The “Boheme” cartridge is a hand-selected version of Soundsmith’s famous SMMC2 cartridge. It is selected as a special cartridge exceeding specifications from the normal hand-made production run and finished in an ebony wooden body. A Nude Contact Line diamond stylus is connected to its unique Ruby crystal (light weight yet very stiff) cantilever for the most accurate transfer of groove information. It’s high output design requires the use of only a moving magnet phono preamp section, no multi-stage ultra-high gain (MC) preamps needed. With low effective tip mass the stylus stays in better contact with the groove walls producing more accurate reproduction. Available in high or medium compliance and in stereo or true dual mono.


Specifications:

Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.120mm SQ
Radius of curvature: Contact Line
Cantilever: Ruby
Recommended Tracking force: 10mN / 1.0 gm (high) 13mN / 1.3 gm (medium)
Effective tip mass: 0.32 mg
Compliance: 28 µm/mN (high) 22 µm/mN (medium)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
Channel Separation: 1000 Hz >28 dB
Stereo only Separation: 50-15,000 >20 dB
Channel difference: <1.4 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage: >0.6 mV/cm/sec. 5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS >2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Load: Resistance >/= 47 kohms
Capacitance: 100 – 200 pF (400-600 pf available by special order)

CDN MSRP $1449


Carmen

The “Carmen” cartridge is a hand-selected version of Soundsmith’s famous SMMC3 cartridge. It is selected as a special cartridge exceeding specifications from the normal hand-made production run and finished in an ebony wooden body. A Nude Elliptical diamond stylus is connected to its light weight aluminum cantilever. It’s high output design requires the use of only a moving magnet phono preamp section, no multi-stage ultra-high gain (MC) preamps needed. With low effective tip mass the stylus stays in better contact with the groove walls producing more accurate reproduction. Available in high or medium compliance and in stereo or true dual mono.


Specifications:

Stylus: Nude Elliptical, 0.120mm SQ
Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 um
Cantilever: Aluminum alloy
Recommended Tracking force: 12mN / 1.2 gm (high) 14mN / 1.4 gm (medium)
Effective tip mass: 0.35 mg
Compliance: 28 µm/mN (high) 22 µm/mN (medium)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
Channel Separation: 1000 Hz >26 dB
Stereo only Separation: 50-15,000 >20 dB
Channel difference: <1.6 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage: >0.6 mV/cm/sec. 5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS: >2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Load: Resistance >/= 47 kohms
Capacitance: 100 – 200 pF (400-600 pf available by special order)

CDN MSRP $999


Otello

The “Otello” cartridge is a hand-selected version of Soundsmith’s famous SMMC4 cartridge. It is selected as a special cartridge exceeding specifications from the normal hand-made production run and finished in an ebony wooden body. A Nude Elliptical diamond stylus is connected to its light weight aluminum cantilever. It’s high output design requires the use of only a moving magnet phono preamp section, no multi-stage ultra-high gain (MC) preamps needed. With low effective tip mass the stylus stays in better contact with the groove walls producing more accurate reproduction. Available in high or medium compliance and in stereo or true dual mono.


Specifications:

Stylus: Elliptical Titanium Bonded, 0.20mm Round
Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 um
Cantilever: Aluminum alloy
Recommended Tracking force: 12mN / 1.2 gm (high) 14mN / 1.4 gm (medium)
Effective tip mass: 0.50 mg
Compliance: 28 µm/mN (high) 22 µm/mN (medium)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
Channel Separation: 1000 Hz >24 dB
Stereo only Separation: 50-15,000 >20 dB
Channel difference: <1.8 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage: >0.6 mV/cm/sec. 5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS >2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Load: Resistance >/= 47 kohms
Capacitance: 100 – 200 pF (400-600 pf available by special order)

CDN MSRP $599


EZ-Mount Screws from Soundsmith

NO TOOLS to secure a cartridge / EZ-Tweaking / Now it only takes TWO HANDS to install a phono cartridge / Lowers the risk of dropped cartridges & snapped cantilever


Kit Contents:

2 Nylon screws [0.52g (1.04g)]
2 Aluminum screws [1.03g (2.06g)]
2 Stainless screws [2.90g (5.80g)]
2 Brass screws [3.12g (6.24g)]
All 8 thumb screws are 10mm length with two non-magnetic SS nuts, and four captive nylon washers
10mm thumb screws easily shortened: install provided nut, cut to length & removing nut repairs damaged threads

CDN MSRP $49