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Hyperion CL Cartridge

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Hyperion CL Cartridge
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Further inspired by Frank Schröder, designed by Peter Ledermann... Soundsmith's NEW top of the line moving Iron cartridge ~ The Hyperion ~ The laws of physics dictate how moving systems operate, therefore cartridges must strictly adhere to first principles to get sublime results. In accord with these laws, the Hyperion's Cactus needle Cantilever has the best of all worlds - thanks to Mother Nature. Other Cantilevers are synthesized – we GROW these.

Superior cantilever designs have always employed tapered cantilevers - Hard to do with aluminum, and all but impossible with the super hard and durable materials, such as boron, ruby or diamond. Cantilevers must also have dualistic qualities that are mutually exclusive; both stiffness and damping are required.

The tapered, longitudinal stacked columnar fibers, stacked and damped with desicated resin are exactly what one would build if one could - fortunately “nature” has done it for us. The best of both worlds - extreme rigidity, internal damping, and tremendous strength define what we feel is the best cantilever that can be built. Used in conjunction with our most highly refined Moving Iron cartridge design, the Hyperion has realized our hope - to further resolve our enjoyment of vinyl replay. Our moving iron design allows the required stationary magnetic parts to be rigidly held in exact position at all times thereby allowing dramatic reduction of the moving mass in the generating system. Our fully shielded design allows totally hum free operation, RF shielding, and extreme mechanical stability.

MC Preamp compatible - loading 1K or greater
Ultra low effective moving mass resulting in superlative transient and micro detail performance
Precision formed Cactus Needle Cantilever (Patents Pending)
Available with Selected Contact Line or Optimized Contour Nude diamond styli
Composite body featuring impedance matched energy transmission system

The Hyperion makes it possible to enjoy the virtues of our low effective moving mass architecture with the finest step ups and phono preamps. (Patents Pending)

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

MC Preamp compatible
Custom formed Cactus needle Cantilever system with CL or OCL
Selected Nude Contact Line diamond stylus designs (Patents Pending)
Composite body featuring impedance matched energy transmission system
Virtually hum-free operation due to six sided HyMu80 magnetic shielding
Tracks from 1.8 to 2.2 grams
Channel separation : > 36 dB
Compliance = 10
Body Weight = 10.25 Grams
Output = 0.3mV
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature: Selected CL or Optimized (OCL)
Cantilever: Hand formed selected Cactus Needle
Recommended Tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 Grams
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 10 µm/mN (low compliance)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation (stereo only) 1000 Hz >36 dB
50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo)
<1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage: 5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS 0.3 mV
Cartridge weight: 10.25 Grams
Load: Resistance >/= 2K ohms min. recommended load
1K - 4K optimal for most systems

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