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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SOUNDSMITH PHONO CARTRIDGES ARE AVAILABLE IN A “TRUE DUAL-COIL MONO” VERSION.  ALL HIGH OUTPUT MODELS ARE AVAILABLE IN YOUR CHOICE OF MEDIUM COMPLIANCE OR HIGH COMPLIANCE VERSIONS, EXCEPT THE ZEPHYR MK/II, WHICH IS ONLY AVAILABLE IN A LOW COMPLIANCE VERSION.


Low Output Moving Iron Phono Cartridges

Hyperion

Specifications

Cantilever:  Hand formed and treated cactus spine
Stylus:  Selected “Optimized Contour” nude line contact,
              available with either CL or  OCL tip contour
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.8 - 2.2 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 1.0 dB)
Channel Separation:   > 25dB
Compliance:  10
Weight:  10.25 Grams
Output Voltage:  0.3mV

Retail Price:  $7999.95


Hyperion LT

Specifications

Cantilever:  Hand formed and treated cactus spine
Stylus:  Selected “Optimized Contour” nude line contact,
              available with either CL or OCL tip contour
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8 - 2.2 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz- 20,000 Hz (± 1.0 dB)
Channel Separation:   > 25dB
Compliance:  10 (Optimized proprietary “dual compliance” design)
Weight: 10.25 Grams
Output Voltage:  0.3mV

Retail Price:  $7999.95


Sussurro Mk II

Specifications

Cantilever:  Single crystal ruby
Stylus:  Selected “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8 - 2.2 grams
Frequency Response:  20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 1.0 dB)
Channel Separation:  > 25dB
Compliance:  10
Weight:  8.79 grams
Output Voltage:  0.3mV

Retail Price:  $4999.95


Paua Mk II

Specifications

Cantilever:  Aluminum alloy
Stylus:  Selected “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.7 - 1.9 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 1.0 dB)
Channel Separation > 25dB
Compliance:  10
Weight:  10.25 grams
Output Voltage:  0.3mV

Retail Price:  $3999.95


Zephyr MIMC STAR

Specifications

Cantilever:  Laser Drilled Sapphire
Stylus:  Selected “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.8 – 2.2 grams
Frequency Response:   15 Hz - 45,000 Hz (± 2.0 dB)
Channel Separation:  > 28dB
Compliance:  10
Weight:  10.25 grams
Output Voltage:  0.4mV

Retail Price:  $1999.95

 

Medium Output Moving Iron Phono Cartridges

Helios

Specifications

Cantilever:  Hand formed and treated cactus spine
Stylus:  Selected “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.8 – 2.2 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 2.0 dB)
Channel Separation:  > 36dB
Compliance:  10
Weight:  10.25 grams
Output Voltage:  1.1mV

Retail Price:  $7999.95


Helios LT

Specifications

Cantilever:  Hand formed and treated cactus spine
Stylus:  Selected “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.8 – 2.2 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 2.0 dB)
Channel Separation:  > 36dB
Compliance:  10 (Optimized proprietary “dual compliance” design)
Weight:  10.25 grams
Output Voltage:  1.1mV

Retail Price:  $7999.95


Mezzo

Specifications

Cantilever:  Ruby
Stylus:  Selected “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.8 – 2.2 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 2.0 dB)
Channel Separation:  > 34dB
Compliance:  10
Weight:  10.25 grams
Output Voltage:  1.1mV

Retail Price:  $4999.95


Nautilus

Specifications

Cantilever:  Aluminum Alloy
Stylus:  Selected “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.7 – 1.9 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 2.0 dB)
Channel Separation:  > 34dB
Compliance:  10
Weight:  10.25 grams
Output Voltage:  1.1mV

Retail Price:  $3999.95


Sotto Voce

Specifications

Cantilever:  Ruby
Stylus:  “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  High Compliance – 1.0 gram
                                                            Medium Compliance – 1.3 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 2.0 dB)
Channel Separation:  > 30dB
Compliance:  High – 28
                         Medium – 22
Weight:  6.8 grams
Output Voltage:  1.1mV

Retail Price:  $2999.95


Norma

Specifications

Cantilever:  Ruby
Stylus:  “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  High Compliance – 1.0 gram
                                                            Medium Compliance – 1.3 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 2.0 dB)
Channel Separation:  > 30dB
Compliance:  High – 28
                         Medium – 22
Weight:  6.8 grams
Output Voltage:  1.1mV

Retail Price:  $1999.95

 

High Output Moving Iron Phono Cartridges

The Voice

Specifications

Cantilever:  Ruby
Stylus:  “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  High Compliance - 1.0 grams
                                                            Medium Compliance - 1.3 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 1.0 dB)
Channel Separation > 25dB
Compliance:  High - 28
                         Medium - 22
Weight:  6.8 grams
Output Voltage:  2.12mV

Retail Price:  $2999.95


Aida

Specifications

Cantilever:  Ruby
Stylus:  “Optimized Contour” nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  High Compliance - 1.0 grams
                                                            Medium Compliance - 1.3 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 1.0 dB)
Channel Separation > 25dB
Compliance:  High - 28
                         Medium - 22
Weight:  6.8 grams
Output Voltage:  2.12mV

Retail Price:  $1999.95


Zephyr Mk III

Specifications

Cantilever:  Special Aluminum Alloy
Stylus:  Ultra low mass nude line contact
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.8 – 2.2 grams
Frequency Response:   15 Hz - 45,000 Hz (± 2.0 dB)
Channel Separation > 28dB
Compliance:  10
Weight:  10.27 grams
Output Voltage:  2.4mV

Retail Price:  $1499.95


Carmen Mk II

Specifications

Cantilever:  Aluminum alloy
Stylus:  Nude Elliptical
Recommended Tracking Force:  High Compliance - 1.2 grams
                                                            Medium Compliance - 1.4 grams
Frequency Response:   20 Hz - 20,000 Hz (± 1.0 dB)
Channel Separation > 25dB
Compliance:  High - 28
                         Medium - 22
Weight:  6.8 grams
Output Voltage:  2.12mV

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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