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  • Ortofon OM-5E Phono Cartridge Ortofon OM-5E Phono Cartridge Quick View

    $70.00
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    Ortofon OM-5E Phono Cartridge

    Ortofon


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    The OM 5E is a magnetic cartridge (MM) with an elliptical shaped stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback for general purpose applications.

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    $70.00
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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.

    Sound-Smith
    $399.95
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  • Sumiko Pearl Cartridge Sumiko Pearl Cartridge Quick View

    $119.00
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    Sumiko Pearl Cartridge


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    Enclosed Architecture High Output MM Phono Cartridge


    Moving magnet, alloy cantilever, bonded elliptical stylus, and 4.0-mV output.

    Sumiko
    $119.00
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  • Prestige Series Green Cartridge Prestige Series Green Cartridge Quick View

    $95.00
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    Prestige Series Green Cartridge

    The Prestige (and upscale Reference) cartridges from Grado are the first released since the elder Grado's retirement, but they mark an evolution, not dramatic change, of the classic Grado style. There are three basic levels in the Prestige lineup: Black/Green, Blue/Red, and Silver/Gold. In each of these pairings, the latter model is the same as the former, but is able to meet more astringent test specifications. The Green, for instance, is taken from the top 15% of the Black models production.


    The newly redesigned Black1 and Green1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Black1 and Green1 models use a three piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing. The Green1 model is selected from the Black1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the production run will meet these standards and become Green1 models.


    The Prestige Green is furnished with suitable mounting hardware and the unique tool required to separate stylus assembly from cartridge body. Separating the stylus assembly from the cartridge body with the tool can be tricky, so proceed with caution, lest you end up with the cartridge body in your hand and the stylus embedded in a nearby wall.


    One review states: an there be anything much better? Well, there can: the Signature handily tops the Green in terms of the detail, depth and overload point. However, with a $60.00 list price, the Grado Prestige Green is a cartridge most people will find thoroughly enjoyable for nearly all kinds of music, especially if their system is very slightly laid back. At it's price, it simply can't be beaten! If you have a moderately-priced turntable lurking in your closet, pull it out, get a Grado prestige Green, install it and LISTEN TO THE MUSIC. You'll enjoy!


    Frequency Response: 10-55

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 5mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: U

    Mounting: S/P

    Weight: 5.5




    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Grado Cartridges
    $95.00
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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.

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    $4,999.95
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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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  • 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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  • Ortofon OM-5E Replacement Stylus Ortofon OM-5E Replacement Stylus Quick View

    $47.00
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    Ortofon OM-5E Replacement Stylus

    Ortofon


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    Replacment stylus for the OM 5E Cartridge.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $47.00
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  • Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge Quick View

    $100.00
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    Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge


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    Enclosed Architecture High Output MM Phono Cartridge


    Moving magnet, alloy cantilever bonded spherical stylus, and 4.0-mV output.

    Sumiko
    $100.00
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  • Sumiko Oyster Cartridge Sumiko Oyster Cartridge Quick View

    $79.00
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    Sumiko Oyster Cartridge


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    Enclosed Architecture High Output MM Phono Cartridge


    Moving magnet, alloy cantilever, bonded spherical stylus, and 4.0-mV output.

    Sumiko
    $79.00
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  • IROX Blue Cartridge IROX Blue Cartridge Quick View

    $999.95
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    IROX Blue Cartridge


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    Rebuild Price: $180


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


    Made In The USA


    Unbreakable. Really. We wouldn't say it if it weren't true. The industry has long waited for an unbreakable cartridge solution that plays with outstanding authority. Wait no more. Made in the USA.
    Soundsmith introduces two levels of performance in "unbreakable" designs. A perfect solution for heavy duty use, parties, institutions, and anywhere there is a potential handling issue or danger of misuse.
    Enter the IROX series. High and Ultra-high performance from a low mass moving iron design that will make you a believer.


    Also available in dual-coil mono


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

    Sound-Smith
    $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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  • Smart Stylus Gauge Smart Stylus Gauge Quick View

    $25.00
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    Smart Stylus Gauge

    This mechanical tracking force gauge is the easiest way to adjust the cartridge's tracking force.



    Clearaudio Accessories
    $25.00
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  • 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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  • Zerodust Stylus Tip Cleaner Zerodust Stylus Tip Cleaner Quick View

    $69.99
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    Zerodust Stylus Tip Cleaner

    Stereophile Editors Editors Editors


    The Zerodust is Our Best-Selling, Non-Fluid Based Stylus Cleaner! No More Hard Bristled Brushes!


    After a few seconds, you lift the stylus, and it's as clean and residue-free as the proverbial whistle...

    - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Vol25 No.3


    This fresh approach to stylus cleaning has saved all of us from the fear of hard bristled brushes and over applying dangerous fluids. Clean your stylus simply and effectively with the Zerodust from Japan. This space-age polymer bubble allows you to simply lower your stylus onto its surface, then quickly lift the arm lever and youre done! Watch as the stylus tip slowly sinks into the baby soft surface, leaving behind an impression with the stylus debris left behind! This unique device will last a lifetime, can be cleaned with tap water, and can extend the life of your cartridge! Comes complete with a magnifier to inspect your stylus! Our highest recommendation!

    Accessories
    $69.99
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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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  • Rega Elys 2 Cartridge Rega Elys 2 Cartridge Quick View

    $295.00
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    Rega Elys 2 Cartridge

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    The Rega Elys 2 is a Moving Magnet cartridge that uses uses an elliptical diamond stylus. Offering outstanding sound quality, this cartridge is highly recommended for any turntable, but is the perfect choice for your Rega turntable!


    Innovation


    Recent developments in coil winding techniques have allowed us to use our innovative parallel wound coil in our entire range. This technique uses approximately one third less wire than our previous models, thus producing a more efficient and reduced mass cartridge.


    About Rega Cartridges:


    Rega have worked hard on extracting even more performance from the new range of cartridges - generating superior sound and dynamic quality at no extra cost over their predecessors.


    Rega have improved production methods utilizing new technology which has become available. All you have to do is listen!

    Rega Cartridges
    $295.00
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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
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  • 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
  • Sumiko Rainier Cartridge Sumiko Rainier Cartridge Quick View

    $149.00
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    Sumiko Rainier Cartridge


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    Our first offering in the new Oyster line-up is the venerable Rainier, which continues the Pearl's legacy for smooth, natural sound reproduction. After years of development, we are proud to introduce an all-new integrated body and generator system that significantly reduces internal resonances. With the ability to change to the Olympia or Moonstone stylus allows for upgrades with out replacing the entire cartridge.

    Sumiko
    $149.00
    Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge Buy Now
  • 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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  • Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge Quick View

    $599.00
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    Sumiko Amethyst Cartridge


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    Easily our most ambitious moving magnet cartridge to date, the Amethyst features a nude Line-Contact stylus and an upgraded generator assembly providing ultra-low noise, hair-raising dynamics, and superior tracking. This unique setup benefits from the same physically-generated electromotive forces fundamental to MM designs which accurately recreate the original sound of any recording. The Amethyst is an easy choice when looking for the most performance possible along with the versatility to pair well with nearly any phono stage on the market.

    Sumiko
    $599.00
    Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge Buy Now
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