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  • Otello Cartridge Otello Cartridge Quick View

    $399.95
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    Otello Cartridge


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    Rebuild Price: $100


    The Otello Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    Our entry level design captures more than its share of recorded beauty -by design. Big soundstage, detail and resolution at an affordable price.


    The Otello is Soundsmith's entry level Fixed Coil design, realizing an affordable pathway into the world of high-performance cartridges. Built by hand like all Soundsmith cartridges, the Otello provides a perfect balance of tone and resolution at a great price. The result is a cartridge that is at ease with any type of music. Just slightly warmer than other Soundsmith designs, Otello yields a richness of timbre that is utterly beguiling with a level of speed and dynamic range that no other cartridge in this price. The result? A wonderful design that gives the warmth of MM and the light-footedness of Moving Iron design.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

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    $399.95
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  • Helios Cartridge Helios Cartridge Quick View

    $7,999.95
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    Helios Cartridge

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    Rebuild Price: $850


    The Helios Features A 10 Year Free Retipping Service For Stylus Wear To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA



    Our new medium output design, the Helios is otherwise technically identical to the Hyperion. The Hyperion is the cartridge of choice for the most esteemed audio equipment manufacturers. Why? Because when they exhibit their gear at Hi-Fi shows, they want their turntable, amplifier or speaker systems to sound the very best that they can! Peter Ledermann's radical design utilizes an actual "cactus spine" for the cantilever. The naturally tapered shape, stacked columnar fibers and desiccated resin damping fit the exact parameters of the perfect cantilever: Low mass, extreme rigidity, internal damping, and tremendous strength.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $7,999.95
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  • Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge Quick View

    $356.00
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    Ortofon 2M Mono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    The new Ortofon 2M MONO Series - the true MONO from Ortofon!


    The 2M Series of cartridges is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today. 2M Series provides excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.


    2M Mono Plug and Play model


    The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm. The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $356.00
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  • Mezzo Cartridge Mezzo Cartridge Quick View

    $4,999.95
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    Mezzo Cartridge

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    Rebuild Price: $650


    The Mezzo Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    Our new medium output design; all other technical specifications are identical to the Sussurro. Lowest internal mass. Best damping. Esoteric stylus and cantilever. If you need to stay in constant contact, your cartridge has arrived.


    The Mezzo and the Nautilus can perform this sonic magic of sounding lifelike and with the exact intentions of the musician, whether it's played in the concert hall, in the studio, or on electronic hardware and software. Both these cartridges made each record sound like the best sounding record I've ever heard. That is, until I played the next record." - Tom Lyle, Enjoy The Music


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $4,999.95
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  • Hana Mono SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Hana Mono SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $750.00
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    Hana Mono SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridge



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    Based on the award winning Hana SL stereo MC cartridge, the new SL Mono
    incorporates the same alnico magnets, Shibata stylus, aluminum cantilever, and highpurity
    copper wire. Hand-built in Japan by Excel Corporation, utilizing 50 years of
    Japanese craftsmanship, the SL Mono moving coil is oriented to optimize playback
    of original and re-issued mono LPs.

    Hana
    $750.00
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  • Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $125.00
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    Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    Spherical 65um Diamond, true mono, for 78s


    The 2M 78 Series - the true MONO from Ortofon!


    2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.


    The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.


    Of course the 2M isn't just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with the unrelenting commitment of Ortofon to provide the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.


    The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.


    The 2M 78 features a 65um diamond for playback of 78rpm records, and a true-mono engine.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $125.00
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  • Norma Cartridge Norma Cartridge Quick View

    $1,999.95
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    Norma Cartridge

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    Rebuild Price: $350


    The Norma Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    Medium output, otherwise identical to Aida; itself a triumph of Soundsmith Engineering, Stereophile Class "A" rated, a rarity at its price point - and for good reasons. The Aida employs a single crystal Ruby Cantilever and our Optimized Contour Line Contact Stylus; we did this to resolve the challenges of playing the inner grooves with the same level of confidence as the outer.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $1,999.95
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  • Aida Cartridge Aida Cartridge Quick View

    $1,999.95
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    Aida Cartridge


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    Rebuild Price: $350


    The Aida Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA



    A triumph of Soundsmith Engineering, Stereophile Class "A" rated, a rarity at its price point - and for good reasons.


    The Aida employs a single crystal Ruby Cantilever and our Optimized Contour Line Contact Stylus; we did this to resolve the challenges of playing the inner grooves with the same level of confidence as the outer. How did we do this? The unique stylus shape of our OCL stylus has a "sharper" playing surface on the faceted diamond, allowing it to ride easily in the groove modulations of even the most difficult passages and high frequency information that other cartridges simply cannot trace. The result - a truly superb cartridge, surpassing top MC designs with air, focus and sound staging no cartridge at this price should be able to achieve.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $1,999.95
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  • Nautilus Cartridge Nautilus Cartridge Quick View

    $3,999.95
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    Nautilus Cartridge

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    Rebuild Price: $550


    The Nautilus Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    Medium output design, otherwise identical to the Paua. The Paua is one of Soundsmith's most highly regarded top of the line low output cartridges. It has won numerous accolades & praise from users and reviewers around the word, including an "Editor's Choice Award" in 2015 from TAS.


    The Mezzo and the Nautilus can perform this sonic magic of sounding lifelike and with the exact intentions of the musician, whether it's played in the concert hall, in the studio, or on electronic hardware and software. Both these cartridges made each record sound like the best sounding record I've ever heard. That is, until I played the next record." - Tom Lyle, Enjoy The Music


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $3,999.95
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  • Sotto Voce Cartridge Sotto Voce Cartridge Quick View

    $2,999.95
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    Sotto Voce Cartridge

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    Rebuild Price: $450


    The Sotto Voce Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    Medium output, otherwise identical to The Voice. Kudos, accolades and many "Product of the Year" awards. The pinnacle of High Output designs - from Soundsmith - of course. Sotto Voce is our special medium output version.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $2,999.95
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  • IROX Ultimate Cartridge IROX Ultimate Cartridge Quick View

    $1,999.95
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    IROX Ultimate Cartridge


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    Rebuild Price: $360


    The Irox Ultimate Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    Our ultra-high performance Unbreakable cartridge - for those who demand excellent analog reproduction but desire a cartridge that will withstand rough handling without failure. Excellent for Libraries, Schools, Instititutional use, those with unsteady hand control, or turntables that will be used by children. Soundsmith advanced engineering brings you yet another first - uncompromising performance from a nearly indestructible cartridge.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $1,999.95
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  • The Voice Cartridge The Voice Cartridge Quick View

    $2,999.95
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    The Voice Cartridge

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    Rebuild Price: $450


    The Voice Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    WINNER! PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD - 2009 - StereoMojo


    WINNER! ANALOG PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2009 - TONEAUDIO


    Kudos, accolades and many "Product of the Year" awards. The pinnacle of High Output designs - from Soundsmith - of course.


    Since its introduction in 2009, The Voice has won numerous product-of-the-year awards and is - in Peter Ledermann's words -probably the best High Output cartridge in production today. Our design goal was to produce the lowest moving mass high output design possible using novel and advanced technology. Featuring a single crystal Ruby Cantilever and our Optimized Contour Line Contact Stylus, we developed a specialized metallurgy for the low mass moving iron system.


    A cartridge that disappears. After all, if it sounds like a "record it's wrong. The cartridge should bring your directly to the performance; not stand between you and the music.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $2,999.95
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  • Zephyr MIMC Star Cartridge Zephyr MIMC Star Cartridge Quick View

    $1,999.95
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    Zephyr MIMC Star Cartridge


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    Rebuild Price: $350


    The Zephyr MIMC Star Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    Responding to the demand for a lower priced, low output design for those who own high gain preamps, the Soundsmith recently developed the Zephyr MIMC, which follows in the footsteps of the highly successful high-output Zephyr II. The handcrafted Zephyr MIMC (Moving Iron for Moving Coil Preamps) is based on the world-famous Sussurro cartridge and captures the gist of the latter's sonic signature at a much more reasonable price. The Zephyr MIMC has been specifically designed to complement both unipivot arms and gimbaled bearing arms. Its sonic attributes include evenly balanced frequency response, dynamic shadings and remarkable detail retrieval; its slam will leave even the most die-hard analog buffs.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $1,999.95
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  • Carmen mk II Cartridge Carmen mk II Cartridge Quick View

    $999.95
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    Carmen mk II Cartridge


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    Rebuild Price: $150


    The Carmen Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    Created out of the desire to make a very high performance design at an affordable price, the Carmen mk II was crafted to have unparalleled purity of tone and ultra-smooth presentation. Just slightly lush with a well-developed midrange, the Carmen is surprisingly pleasing and will seduce you into long, late listening sessions.


    The stylus used is a large part of what makes it special; an ultra-low mass occlusion free nude diamond cut and polished into a true hyper-elliptical shape. The combination of low tip mass and the Fixed Coil design gives the Carmen a tremendous resolution advantage over MC designs selling for more than twice the price. Housed in a handmade solid Ebony case, the Carmen delivers.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $999.95
    Carmen mk II Cartridge Buy Now
  • Sussurro mk II Cartridge Sussurro mk II Cartridge Quick View

    $4,999.95
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    Sussurro mk II Cartridge


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    Rebuild Price: $650


    The Sussurro mk II Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    The Sussurro ~ critical design decisions, realized. Lowest internal mass. Best damping. Esoteric stylus and cantilever. If you need to stay in constant contact, your cartridge has arrived.


    Inspired by Frank Schröder, designed and individually hand made by Peter Ledermann, Soundsmith's Sussurro is a cartridge designed to specifically address the most intricate and critical issues of cartridge design. The new MKII Sussurro has a newly designed moving iron element to reduce moving mass by 70%; extremely low stored energy, the new MKII damping system and an innovative energy distribution path to effectively transfer mechanical energy away from the cantilever through the cartridge body into the tone arm. So what does all this mean??


    Low jitter. Jitter? You probably thought that was a term reserved for digital systems. Not so. Stylus jitter is responsible for loss of detail, and making a cartridge sound, well, like a cartridge. The Sussurro stays in constant contact with the record groove. If you are not in constant contact, you can't hear what has truly been recorded.


    Also available in dual-coil mono.


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $4,999.95
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  • Paua mk II Cartridge Paua mk II Cartridge Quick View

    $3,999.95
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    Paua mk II Cartridge



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    Rebuild Price: $550


    The Paua mk II Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA - Each One Hand Crafted By Peter Ledermann


    The NEW Paua MKII: adorned with sea shell to remind us of the beauty of the sounds of the world all around us. Nature healing nature.


    The Paua is one of Soundsmith's most highly regarded top of the line low output cartridges. It has won numerous accolades and praise from users and reviewers around the word, including an "Editor's Choice Award" in 2015 from TAS. Now we introduce the new Paua MKII, employing a newly developed Aluminum alloy used to fashion the MKII's cantilever into a precision acoustic and mechanical lever. It features stiffness in the ranges required, while providing critical damping in other sections of the acoustic spectrum. The result is an even better Paua, a cartridge that gets raves from its owners.


    Featuring ultra-low internal moving mass, a specialized telescoping newly developed alloy cantilever and highly polished low mass nude Contact Line stylus, the Paua MKII will add a unique quality of warmth and smoothness to any analog system without leaving behind all the delicate musical details you want and need to hear. The Paua MKII reaches new heights of stylus control and performance, as is confirmed by its incredibly high channel separation figures.


    We have accomplished a work of art with the Paua MKII design, resulting in an unparalleled and sublime performance.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $3,999.95
    Paua mk II Cartridge Buy Now
  • Zephyr MK/III Cartridge Zephyr MK/III Cartridge Quick View

    $1,499.95
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    Zephyr MK/III Cartridge

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    Rebuild Price: $299


    The Zephyr MK III Features A 2 Year Warranty To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    The new Zephyr MK III has achieved what no other cartridge has done since its inception; rapid recognition as a leading force in phono cartridge design and performance.


    The Soundsmith Zephyr MkIII enjoys a great history, starting with the well loved VPI Zephyr original, which evolved into the well known Zephyr MKII. In our effort to bring you even higher definition without increase in cost, we introduce the NEW Zephyr MKIII. It features a newly developed aluminum alloy - the same one we are now using in the Paua MKII, just released. This new metal alloy has unique dualistic properties, providing stiffness in the ranges required as well as damping exactly where its needed - and by the proper amount - in the most critical parts of the sonic spectrum. The result is a cartridge that will slam your Rock and Roll while providing a new level of linearity and clarity for the most complex classical and jazz passages.


    Attached to our new cantilever material is a tiny new super low mass High Profile Contact Line diamond we have developed for the new Zephyr MKIII. This stylus traces more of the groove walls than a standard contact line, but avoids some of the alignment pitfalls that can occur with a high profile contact line design, allowing more azimuth alignment forgiveness than is normally possible with such designs.


    These improvements are paired with technology borrowed from our higher end line; Trickle Down technology from a unique Dynamic Energy Management System (DEMS) developed by Soundsmith that moves the damped energy and propagates it properly within the cartridge body. This is a similar system we employ in the Soundsmith's well received and reviewed high end Sussurro Cartridge.


    The new Zephyr MKIII is capable of truly remarkable separation and sound stage imaging at a level not previously achievable in a modestly priced design. The composite body and unique DEMS design work in tandem to contribute to the Zephyr MkIII's ability to produce high-end performance from a moderately priced cartridge. Be prepared to sit back and realize......you may have never really heard your record collection before.


    The Zephyr MkIII will provide a level of clarity and beauty that will make you take out your record collection and listen to it all over again.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $1,499.95
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  • Hyperion CL Cartridge Hyperion CL Cartridge Quick View

    $7,999.95
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    Hyperion CL Cartridge

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    Rebuild Price: $850


    The Hyperion Features A 10 Year Free Retipping Service For Stylus Wear To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    The HYPERION is the cartridge of choice for the most esteemed audio equipment manufacturers. Why? Because when they exhibit their gear at Hi-Fi shows, they want their turntable, amplifier or speaker systems to sound the very best that they can! Peter Ledermann's radical design utilizes an actual "cactus spine" for the cantilever. The naturally tapered shape, stacked columnar fibers and desiccated resin damping fit the exact parameters of the perfect cantilever: Low mass, extreme rigidity, internal damping, and tremendous strength. The Hyperions are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL stylus. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in the USA.



    Also available in dual coil mono upon request.


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $7,999.95
    Hyperion CL Cartridge Buy Now
  • Hyperion OCL Cartridge Hyperion OCL Cartridge Quick View

    $7,999.95
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    Hyperion OCL Cartridge

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    Rebuild Price: $850


    The Hyperion Features A 10 Year Free Retipping Service For Stylus Wear To The Original Owner


    Made In The USA


    The HYPERION is the cartridge of choice for the most esteemed audio equipment manufacturers. Why? Because when they exhibit their gear at Hi-Fi shows, they want their turntable, amplifier or speaker systems to sound the very best that they can! Peter Ledermann's radical design utilizes an actual "cactus spine" for the cantilever. The naturally tapered shape, stacked columnar fibers and desiccated resin damping fit the exact parameters of the perfect cantilever: Low mass, extreme rigidity, internal damping, and tremendous strength. The Hyperions are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL stylus. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in the USA.


    Also available in dual coil mono upon request.


    Phono Cartridge Rebuilding and Stylus Retipping Services Available - Please inquire.

    Sound-Smith
    $7,999.95
    Hyperion OCL Cartridge Buy Now
  • Pro-Ject Phono Box S 2 COLORS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Phono Box S Quick View

    $199.00
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    Pro-Ject Phono Box S


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    Value-Based Audiophile MM/MC Phono Stage With Adjustable Cartridge Loading


    The Pro-Ject Phono Box S is an audiophile grade phono stage featuring dual-mono circuit topology, high-grade component parts and precise RIAA equalization. Four adjustable gain levels, input impedance and capacitance settings are available to best match your phono cartridge for performance optimization. A switchable subsonic filter eliminates rumble below 20 Hz. High-quality parts and adjustment flexibility give the Phono Box S true class-leading performance. An outboard power supply is included.


    Pro-Ject
    $199.00
    Phono Box S - 2 Colors Available
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  • Nano V2 Phono Stage Nano V2 Phono Stage Quick View

    $450.00
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    Nano V2 Phono Stage


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    The printed circuit board is encased in a solid CNC-machined, resonance-free aluminum chassis. The latest sophisticated surface-mount technology is used in conjunction with precision electronic components, such as Burr-Brown (Texas Instruments) integrated circuits. The Nano v2s extremely short signal paths lead to pure, noise-free music reproduction.


    The fully dual-mono design features separate left and right switches for input loading and gain control. Users can also select between moving coil or moving magnet sensitivity, extracting the best results from virtually any phono cartridge.


    The new Nano Phono v2 moving coil / moving magnet phono stage provides higher quality performance.


    Clearaudio Equipment
    $450.00
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  • Nova II Phono Stage Nova II Phono Stage Quick View

    $1,200.00
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    Nova II Phono Stage

    2013



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    For the past 15 years, Michael Yee's Phonomena phono stage designs have defined Q.P.R., or Quality/Price Ratio, for phono stages, and the Nova II is no exception.


    Built in California, the new Nova II is a battery-powered phono stage with incredible flexibility and performance. The Nova II replaces the popular Nova Phonomena. Our Nova II battery-powered phono preamplifier, sharing improved chassis design of our MYDAC II, features dual-mono, discrete circuitry with extensive gain and loading flexibility, delivering the best sound in its price range. Like the Phonomena II and SuperNova II, the Nova II has rear panel accessible switches for easily accessible and highly flexible gain and loading adjustment. It features 2 rechargeable internal NiMH dual-mono battery packs with Smart Sensing auto recharge feature. All AC and charging circuits automatically disconnect when listening in battery mode. The Nova II features enhanced casework design and upgraded internal components.


    The Musical Surroundings Nova II is a complete phonograph preamplifier with RIAA equalization that amplifies the output signal of a phono cartridge, either moving coil or moving magnet, up to a nominal "line level". The Nova II may be used with a receiver or an integrated amplifier. If you use separate components, a line level control unit (preamp) is required before the power amp, since there is no independent volume control for the Nova II. The Nova II's power supply is internal and connnects to the wall with the supplied wall mount transformer.


    Clearaudio Equipment
    $1,200.00
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  • Manley Steelhead RC Phono Stage Manley Steelhead RC Phono Stage Quick View

    $8,400.00
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    Manley Steelhead RC Phono Stage

    Stereophile Product The 2003 Four


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    Handcrafted in the USA


    We debuted to the world a killer frikkin' cool phono stage at CES 2001. It was called, aquatic naming theme continuing, The Steelhead®, as it is an upstream device and has a very clever MC variable load auto tranny that we designed and our very own Manley Magnetics department executed (which makes the MC stage so very clever). Iron=transformer=steel makes sense to me...


    It has two Moving Coil inputs with selectable impedance load 25, 50, 100, 200 and 400 Ohms via Mr. Clever Steelhead transformer/autoformer. It also has variable and selectable Moving Magnet input impedances too 25, 50, 100, 200 Ohms and 47 kOhms. Very nifty is the selectable-dial-able-in-able-from-the-faceplate-able capacitive loading for all three of the MM & MC inputs 0 to 1100 picofarads in 10 picofarad steps. Very cool! Equalize baby! TEN picofard steps! Wow! Now you can really dial this in for perfect cartridge matching with ZERO penalty. None of this switching detracts from the sound quality or adds any extra anything to the signal path. Rest assured.


    It's got six tubes. 2 x 6922 plus 4 x 7044 or 5687. It's got a big honkin' volume control. It can drive an amplifier directly if you want, if you don't do digital. Hey and if you happen to have three turntables set up, we give you 2 x MC and 1 x MM selectable inputs! It's got variable and fixed volume outputs. And All-tube really low Z tube buffered outputs. Like inherently 20 Ohms plus the little 47 Ohm OK drive those high capacitance audiophile cables why doncha resistor, so it's real output impedance is only 67 Ohms. No wanky cathode follower (oh bor-ing) output here like the other guys. We got your real low impedance all-tube outputs right here! It will drive anything and everything. Long cables, no problem.


    It's got selectable gain 50, 55, 60, 65dB on a switch that even auto-mutes as you change it so no nasty bangs. Gain switch markings are referred to from the input of the 1st active electronics at 1 kHz to the fixed output @ 10k load, regardless of whether source is MM or XFMR stepped-up MC. It is not really practical to include MC step-up gain on the front panel markings due to the variable SOURCE impedances of the MC cartridges and the variable LOADING that the input XFMR will have on any given cartridge. All of this total MC gain variability should be confined to about 3 to 12 dB of range though. XFMR step-up gain plateaus as the load Z on a given MC cartridge is optimised...producing no VOLTAGE gain but in fact a bit more POWER gain... All this means you should set a load Z which sounds best with your particular MC cartridge and adjust gain to suit your system's operating level. Whatever you like. You will not blow anything up.


    (Bottom line: there is plenty of gain... enough to do justice to your fave lo-output MC cartridges).


    It's got a mute switch. It's got a just turn it down while I cue up so I don't throw my woofer cones across the room but I still want the same volume I was listening at before I flipped the side DIM switch. And what goes with DIM better than SUM which would be the MONO button... It has a killer hyper-regulated outboard power supply that plugs in on the huge-est connector you ever saw. And you can just hit the standby button to keep everybody off while you take a small holiday to Tahiti. A backlit MANLEY STEELHEAD illuminated badge reflects back to vinyl-days-of-yore while the millions of BLUE LEDs remind you that this is modern tube engineering design, baby!


    The VARIABLE Outputs are controlled by the precision film dual NOBLE® volume control. They are SMOOTH action these days as the fashion went against the detented ones.


    This is a tweak-o-holic tube-lover's dream...


    Manley Labs
    $8,400.00
    Manley Steelhead Phono Stage Buy Now
  • DS Audio DS Master1 Phono Stage DS Audio DS Master1 Phono Stage Quick View

    $15,000.00
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    DS Audio DS Master1 Phono Stage



    The flagship of the DS Audio line, the DS Master1's phono stage is a fully discrete dual-mono design with single-ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs, as well as three low frequency cutoff points.


    Fully discrete dual-mono circuitry with three dedicated power supplies


    The DS Master1's matching phono stage features expertly designed, fully independent dual-mono analog circuits. To achieve flagship-level performance, each channel has its own dedicated power supply to deliver more than ample power with the third power supply dedicated to the cartridge LED drive system to the DS Master1 phono cartridge.


    Your choice of outputs and low frequency response


    The DS Master1 phono stage features three sets of RCA or XLR outputs. As well as three separate low frequency cut-off points. Output 1 is "DS Standard" single cut-off with 6db/oct at 30Hz. Output 2 is "RIAA Standard" double cut-off with 6db/octave 50.5Hz and 6db/octave at 30Hz. Output 3 is "RIAA Sub-sonic" triple cut-off with 6db/octave 50.5Hz, 6db/octave at 30Hz, and 12db/octave at 25Hz. Each low frequency contour is accessed by its own dedicated single-ended RCA or balanced XLR output for a total of six sets of dual-mono outputs.


    Massive 24 kilogram / 53 pound unit weight


    Its robust weight is the result of the twelve 120K f electrolytic capacitors and three transformers used in the DS Master1 phono stage. To achieve the lowest possible impedance, a pure copper bus-bar provide connection between the bank of capacitors.


    *Please note, the DS Master1 phono stage is only compatible with DS Audio optical phono cartridges

    DS Audio
    $15,000.00
    Phono Stage Buy Now
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