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Helios Cartridge

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Product Code:
SOSM-HEL
Label/Make:
Soundsmith Cartridges
Genre/Model:
Helios
Description:
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.

Specifications:
Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
Stylus Type: Contact Line O.C. Contact Line
Output: Medium
Output Voltage: 1.1 mV
Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature
Selected diamond shapes: CL or Optimized (OCL)
Cantilever: Hand formed/treated selected Cactus "Spine"
Recommended tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 Grams
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 10μm/mN (low compliance) (LT), 12μm/mN vertical, 7 μm/mN horizontal
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >36 dB (LT: > 34dB), 50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage (Helios): 1.1 mV
Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams
Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: ≈ 10mm (0.4")
Loading (Helios): ≥ 1.5 kΩ

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