Soundsmith phono cartridges, phono preamplifiers, and accessories are designed and manufactured in Peekskill, New York. 

Soundsmith Phono Cartridges, Phono Preamplifiers, and Accessories Offer American Made Quality and Value

Peter Ledermann is one of the most creative and inventive people to land in the hi-fi industry.  He’s known for his ability to design and build very unique phono cartridges and phono preamps, but he’s also known for his ability to repair just about any phono cartridge that comes his way, and for his knowledge of, and ability to repair vintage hi-fi gear.

What is less well known about Peter is that he is the contributing inventor for eleven IBM patents; this work preceding his more than forty years of work in the hi-fi industry.

For all of this, Peter has earned legendary status in the world of hi-fi.  We think his analog front end gear is worthy of legendary status as well.  You owe it to yourself try them in your system.

We at Osage Audio Products are proud to have been chosen as a retailer for the outstanding products of The Soundsmith Corporation.  If you have questions about Soundsmith  or would like to purchase a Soundsmith product, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.

 

The Soundsmith Dynamic Energy Management System

The ES line features not only a dramatic new look, but is a significant evolution of the DEMS system design (Dynamic Energy Management System). The new Soundsmith ES cartridge designs are a significant advancement in cartridge performance due to their ability to direct internal vibrational forces without reflection and disperse them properly to the tonearm. The absence of reflections enables the stylus to stay in far greater statistical contact with the groove walls — a critically important technical refinement. Increased liquidity and reduced “grain,” without loss of detail are some of the immediately discernible advantages of Soundsmith’s new ES models.

The new line also features Azimuth adjustment built-in to each cartridge, as well as the option for electrical isolation for hum-prone systems.  The ES body design is far more than cosmetic; the new shape is a departure from the reflective and “boxy” design of many cartridges whose internal construction contribute to uncontrolled vibrational issues adversely affecting performance.

 

Low Output Moving Iron Phono Cartridges

Hyperion MK II ES

Specifications

Stylus:  Optimized Nude Line Contact
Cantilever:  Hand formed/treated selected Cactus "Spine"
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8 - 2.2 grams
Effective Tip Mass:  0.30 mg
Compliance:  12 μm/mN vertical; 7 μm/mN horizontal
Frequency Response:  20 - 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz:  > 36 dB
Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz:  > 25 dB
Channel Difference:  < 0.5 dB
Output Voltage:  > 0.40 mV
Internal Resistance:  10 Ohms
Coil Inductance Per Channel: • 2.75 mH
Cartridge Weight:  10.25 grams
Recommended Load Resistance:  ≥ 47 Ohms
Mono Version Available

Retail Price:  $7999.95


Sussurro Mk II ES

Specifications

Stylus: Optimized Nude Line Contact
Cantilever: Ruby
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8 - 2.2 grams
Effective Tip Mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance:  10 µm/mN
Frequency Response:  20 - 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz:  > 34 dB
Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz:  > 25 dB
Channel Difference:  < 0.5 dB
Output Voltage:  > 0.40 mV
Internal Resistance:  10 Ohms
Coil Inductance Per Channel:  2.75 mH
Cartridge Weight:  10.25 grams
Recommended Load Resistance:  ≥ 470 Ohms
Mono Version Available

Retail Price:  $4999.95


Paua Mk II ES

Specifications

Stylus:  Selected Nude Line Contact
Cantilever:  Telescoping Aluminum Alloy
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.7 - 1.9 grams
Effective Tip Mass:  0.30 mg
Compliance:  10 µm/mN
Frequency Response:  20 - 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz:  > 34 dB
Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz:  > 25 dB
Channel Difference:  < 0.5 dB
Output Voltage:  > 0.40 mV
Internal Resistance:  10 Ohms
Coil Inductance Per Channel:  2.75 mH
Cartridge Weight:  10.25 grams
Recommended Load Resistance:  ≥ 470 Ohms
Mono Version Available

Retail Price:  $3999.95


Zephyr MIMC Star ES

Specifications

Stylus:  Selected Nude Line Contact
Cantilever:  Laser Drilled Sapphire
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.8 - 2.2 grams
Effective Tip Mass:  0.32 mg
Compliance:  10 µm/mN
Frequency Response:  15 - 45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB
Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz:  > 28 dB
Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz:  > 25 dB
Channel Difference:  < 1.0 dB
Output Voltage:  > 0.40 mV  
Internal Resistance:  10 Ohms
Coil Inductance Per Channel:  2.75 mH
Cartridge Weight:  10.25 grams
Recommended Load Resistance:  ≥ 470Ω
Mono Version Available

Retail Price:  $1999.95

 

High Output Moving Iron Phono Cartridges

The Voice ES

Specifications

Stylus:  Optimized Nude Line Contact
Cantilever:  Ruby
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.3 - 1.6 grams, medium compliance version;
                                                  1.0 - 1.2 grams, high compliance version
Effective Tip Mass:  0.30 mg
Compliance:  22 µm/mN, medium compliance version;
                     28 µm/mN, high compliance version
Frequency Response:  20 - 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz:  > 30 dB
Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz:  > 20 dB
Channel Difference:  < 1.0 dB
Output Voltage:   > 2.12 mV
Internal Resistance:  680 Ohms
Coil Inductance Per Channel:  190 mH
Cartridge Weight:  6.80 grams
Recommended Load Resistance:  ≥ 47k Ohms
Available In Mono and High Compliance Versions

Retail Price:  $2999.95


Aida ES

Specifications

Stylus:  Selected Nude Line Contact
Cantilever:  Laser Drilled Sapphire
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.3 - 1.6 grams, medium compliance version;
                                                 1.0 - 1.2 grams, high compliance version
Effective Tip Mass:  0.30 mg
Compliance:  22 µm/mN, medium compliance version;
                     28 µm/mN, high compliance version
Frequency Response:  20 - 20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz:  > 30 dB
Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz:  > 20 dB
Channel Difference:  < 1.0 dB
Output Voltage:  > 2.12 mV  
Internal Resistance:  680 Ohms
Coil Inductance Per Channel:  190 mH
Cartridge Weight: • 6.80 grams
Recommended Load Resistance:  ≥ 47kΩ
Available In Mono and High Compliance Versions

Retail Price:  $1999.95


Zephyr Mk III ES

Specifications

Stylus:  Nude Line Contact
Cantilever:  New Soundsmith Aluminum Alloy
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.8 - 2.2 grams
Effective Tip Mass:  0.28 mg
Compliance:  10 µm/mN
Frequency Response:  15 - 45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB
Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz:  > 28 dB
Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz:  > 25 dB
Channel Difference:  < 1.0 dB

Output Voltage:  > 2.40 mV  
Internal Resistance:  680 Ohms
Coil Inductance Per Channel:  190 mH
Cartridge Weight:  10.25 grams
Recommended Load Resistance:  ≥ 47k Ohms
Mono Version Available

Retail Price:  $1499.95


Carmen Mk II ES

Specifications

Stylus:  Nude Elliptical  
Cantilever:  Aluminum Alloy
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.3 - 1.6 grams, medium compliance version;
                                                  1.0 - 1.2 grams, high compliance version
Effective Tip Mass:  0.35 mg
Compliance:  22 µm/mN, medium compliance version;
                     28 µm/mN, high compliance version
Frequency Response:  15 - 45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB
Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz:  > 26 dB
Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz:  > 20 dB
Channel Difference:  < 1.6 dB
Output Voltage:  > 2.12 mV
Internal Resistance:  680 Ohms
Coil Inductance Per Channel:  190 mH
Cartridge Weight:  6.80 grams
Recommended Load Resistance:  ≥ 47kΩ
Available In Mono and High Compliance Versions

Retail Price:  $999.95

 

Phono Preamplifiers

MCP2 Moving Coil Phono Preamplifier

Soundsmith’s MCP2 phono preamplifier is designed for use with nearly any moving coil phono cartridge in existence.  The MCP2 features continuously variable loading from 10 Ohms to 5k Ohms and high quality, fully shielded step up transformers.

Specifications

Input Resistance:  Variable from 10 Ohms to 5k Ohms
Input Capacitance:  330pF
Signal Gain:  62dB
Signal to Noise Ratio:  -93dB
Total Harmonic Distortion:  0.004% at 1k Hz
Input Overload at 200 Ohms:  20 Hz - 1.4 mV; 1k Hz - 5.3 mV; 20k Hz - 35 mV
Dimensions:  7” D x 4.25” W x 2.25” H

Retail Price:  $1199.95


MMP3 Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

The MMP3 offers low noise and low distortion pre-amplification for moving magnet, high output moving iron, and high output moving coil phono cartridges.  The MMP3 can be purchased with the gain configured at 43db (standard) or 34db (optional).  The lower gain option is recommended for phono cartridges with an output of 4.5 mV or more.

Specifications

Input Resistance:  47k Ohms
Input Capacitance:  100pF
Signal Gain:  43dB; 34db optional
Signal to Noise Ratio:  -93dB
Total Harmonic Distortion:  0.004% at 1k Hz
Input Overload at 200 Ohms:  20 Hz – 5.3 mV; 1k Hz - 53 mV; 20k Hz - 530 mV
Dimensions:  7” D x 4.25” W x 1.5” H

Retail Price:  $799.95


MMP4 Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

Soundsmith’s MMP4 offers audiophile performance at a reasonable price.  The MMP4 is suitable for use with moving magnet, high output moving iron, and high output moving coil phono cartridges.  It can be purchased with the gain configured at 43db (standard) or 34db (optional).  The lower gain option is recommended for phono cartridges with an output of 4.5 mV or more.

Specifications

Input Resistance:  47k Ohms
Input Capacitance:  100pF
Signal Gain:  43dB; 34db optional
Signal to Noise Ratio:  -92dB
Total Harmonic Distortion:  0.004% at 1k Hz
Input Overload at 200 Ohms:  20 Hz – 5.3 mV; 1k Hz - 53 mV; 20k Hz - 530 mV
Dimensions:  7” D x 4.25” W x 1.5” H

Retail Price:  $599.95

 

Accessories

EZ-Mount Cartridge Mounting Screw Set

The EZ-Mount system allows for phono cartridge mounting without any tools, and also allow for easy fine tuning of the weight and mass at the headshell end of the tonearm.  Screws can easily be cut to a shorter length as needed.

The set includes the following:

            2 Nylon Screws - 0.52 grams each
            2 Aluminum Screws - 1.03 grams each
            2 Stainless Steel Screws - 3.15 grams each
            2 Brass Screws - 3.07 grams each
            2 Stainless Steel Nuts (for use with unthreaded phono cartridge bodies)
            4 Thread-On Nylon Washers

Retail Price:  $50.00


Counter “Intuitive” Azimuth and Tracking Force Adjuster


Designed for use with the dropped counterweight fitted on VPI unipivot tonearms, the Counter “Intuitive” allows for repeatable fine adjustment of both azimuth and tracking force. 

The Counter “Intuitive” is precision hand machined from a thermally stable polymer with brass weights inside.  The kit includes one Counter “Intuitive” and two self-adhesive scales to apply to the VPI counterweight. 

Retail Price:  $50.00


We at Osage Audio Products are proud to have been chosen as a retailer for the outstanding products of The Soundsmith Corporation.  If you have questions about Soundsmith  or would like to purchase a Soundsmith product, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.


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