Soundsmith

Soundsmith MMP4 Phono Preamp
£459.00
** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP & MCP preamps are revolutionary designs for their price - and the comments we get at each hi-fi show prove it. These preamps are what we use to demo our cartridges at all our shows even our high end cartridge designs - Each hand-made preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions. All amplifiers have extremely accurate RIAA equalization response. Our MMP4 is a more cost effective way to enjoy your high output MC, MM or MI cartridge. Its design is based on our highly praised MMP3, and the specs and sonics make it a great value. It features 47K loading and 43 dB of gain. Employing very high quality components, the MMP4 assures noise...
** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP...
Soundsmith Otello Cartridge
£459.00
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.
Our entry level design captures more than its share of recorded beauty "by design. Big soundstage, detail and resolution at...
Soundsmith MMP3 Phono Preamp
£595.00

Financed from £29.75 pm *

** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP & MCP preamps are revolutionary designs for their price - and the comments we get at each hi-fi show prove it. These preamps are what we use to demo our cartridges at all our shows even our high end cartridge designs - Each hand-made preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions. All amplifiers have extremely accurate RIAA equalization response.
** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP...
Soundsmith Carmen Cartridge
£759.00

Financed from £37.95 pm *

Our Carmen design resolves high performance at an affordable price. A dramatic deep and wide soundstage, and ultra trackability. Created out of the desire to make a very high performance design at an affordable price, the Carmen 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.
Our Carmen design resolves high performance at an affordable price. A dramatic deep and wide soundstage, and ultra trackability. Created out...
Soundsmith MCP-2 MC/MI Phono Preamp
£949.00

Financed from £47.45 pm *

** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP & MCP preamps are revolutionary designs for their price - and the comments we get at each hi-fi show prove it. These preamps are what we use to demo our cartridges at all our shows even our high end cartridge designs - Each hand-made preamp circuit is housed in a high quality aluminum case, powered by an external DC power supply, with easy to set up instructions. All amplifiers have extremely accurate RIAA equalization response. Our new MCP2 is a low cost way to enjoy your MC cartridge; it is designed with continuously variable loading (10Ω - 5KΩ) to allow use with any MC cart and to tune the high end response for your listening preference. Built-in high quality, fully shielded step up transformers assure noise free and ultra-low distortion...
** Newly Updated and Improved! ** An upgrade in quality does not have to deplete your wallet. The Soundsmith MMP...
Soundsmith Aida Zephyr MKII Cartridge
£1,139.00

Financed from £56.95 pm *

The Soundsmith Zephyr MkII phono cartridge employs "Trickle Down" Technology from a unique Energy Distribution System within the cartridge body as used in the Soundsmith's well received high end Sussurro Cartridge. The Zephyr MkII is built using a selected "low mass contact line diamond" stylus design, mounted on a Boron cantilever capable of truly remarkable separation, sound stage and imaging. The composite body and unique energy distribution system contributes to the Zephyr MkII ‘s ability to produce high-end performance from a moderately priced cartridge. The Zephyr MkII will provide a level of clarity and beauty that will make you take out your record collection and listen to it all over again.
The Soundsmith Zephyr MkII phono cartridge employs "Trickle Down" Technology from a unique Energy Distribution System within the cartridge body as used...
Soundsmith Boheme Cartrdige
£1,139.00

Financed from £56.95 pm *

The Boheme, the jewel of our lineup. Far more music delivery and accuracy than you would expect for its entry fee. The Boheme represents extreme value; featuring a single crystal Ruby Cantilever and low mass nude contact line diamond, the Boheme punches far past the performance of other cartridges in its price range. A vibrant, lively and compelling cartridge, the Boheme will breathe new life into your system opening up the true nature of the event of every type of recording, conveying far more music and emotion. A new suspension and ultra-light cantilever allow the Boheme to achieve sonic velocities and images with a deeper and broader acoustic palette.
The Boheme, the jewel of our lineup. Far more music delivery and accuracy than you would expect for its entry...
Soundsmith MIMC "New" Zephyr Cartridge
£1,419.00

Financed from £70.95 pm *

Recently, Peter Ledermann decided to see if he could stretch the limits of the MIMC's performance even higher without stretching past the £2k price point ... little did any of us know how far he would be able to take it! The updated Zephyr MIMC smashes through sonic barriers with its new laser-drilled Sapphire cantilever and select nude Contact-Line diamond stylus! This is probably the most important Soundsmith model to have in your arsenal. It brings an astounding portion of the performance available only in our top-level low output cartridges. Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil Output: High Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes Stylus: Selected Contact Line low mass Nude Stylus Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm Cantilever:Laser Drilled Sapphire Recommended tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 grams Effective tip mass: 0.32 mg Compliance: 10 μm/mN (low compliance) Frequency response: 15-45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz...
Recently, Peter Ledermann decided to see if he could stretch the limits of the MIMC's performance even higher without stretching...
Soundsmith Aida Cartridge
£1,699.00

Financed from £84.95 pm *

We build it with love and respect for your hard earned dollars. Here is the "micro-manufacturing" reality:    All top end cartridges from all manufacturers are hand made. The real issue is that when you are manufacturing something so tiny, that has to perform so well, that all of them are NOT the same. If you don’t see this statement from other manufacturers, then this is a "secret" they don’t want to share, and quite understandably so.    So.....what does Soundsmith do??    We carefully hand build each and every cartridge, test them, and keep accurate records by serial number of their performance. Those that meet or exceed specifications are sold. But, there are always a few that don't measure well. What do we do with them? We don't sell them. We break them down and re-use some parts that can be used again. Does this cost real money ?...
We build it with love and respect for your hard earned dollars. Here is the "micro-manufacturing" reality:    All top...
Soundsmith The Voice Cartridge
£2,599.00

Financed from £129.95 pm *

"The Voice" cartridge by The Soundsmith makes a clear statement amidst the other voices of high performance phono cartridges.  Our statement?? Ikebana. Less is more.    It overturns the myth that moving coil cartridges are the only path towards perfection. After all, what is the "advantage" of the moving coil type of cartridge? Low effectivemoving mass, right? We got less. Much less. And if you understand moving mass, Less IS more.    The 40 year evolution of "The Voice" cartridge affords lower effective moving mass than any of them. Far lower. It even has 40% less than our other moving iron designs! Why is that good? Because when you lower the moving mass, it’s easier to control. If it’s easier to control, the stylus can stay in better contact with the groove walls. That’s good, because if you can’t stay in contact with the groove walls, you can’t hear what’s on the record....
"The Voice" cartridge by The Soundsmith makes a clear statement amidst the other voices of high performance phono cartridges.  Our...
Soundsmith Paua Moving Iron Cartridge
£3,599.00

Financed from £179.95 pm *

 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 Sussurro has an incredibly low effective moving mass, resulting in vastly improved damping.   The lowered inertia means less stored energy in the moving system, so that primaryresonances that normally occur all but vanish.    This moving iron design allows the required stationary magnetic parts to be rigidly heldin exact position at all times. The fully shielded annealed case allows totally hum freeoperation, RF shielding, and extreme mechanical stability. ~ MC Preamp compatible ~ Ultra low effective moving mass resulting in superlative transient and microdetail performance ~ Telescoping Aluminum Alloy Cantilever / Selected nude Contact Line diamond stylus ~ Composite body featuring impedance matched energy transmission system For the first time it is possible to enjoy the virtues of our low effective moving...
 The laws of physics dictate how moving systems operate, therefore cartridges must strictly adhere to first principles to get sublime...
Soundsmith Sussurro Moving Iron Cartridge
£4,499.00

Financed from £224.95 pm *

Frank Schröder is not only a highly gifted tone arm designer and builder but also one of the most insightful audio engineers alive today.  In an informal meeting at an audio show it would have been easy to have overlooked his suggestion that I work on a low output moving iron cartridge design.  However his reasoning was impeccable and the seed for a new product was sown.   Frank has been testing our prototypes throughout the development phase, providing his insightful and invaluable feedback along the way. But the other inside story of The Sussurro is that it is a cartridge designed to specifically address the most critical issues of cartridge design. Because the laws of physics don't change all that often, cartridges must adhere to first principles, and do it carefully - to get sublime results.  In accord with those laws, the Sussurro has an unbelievably low effective moving...
Frank Schröder is not only a highly gifted tone arm designer and builder but also one of the most insightful...
Soundsmith Hyperion Cartridge
£6,995.00

Financed from £349.75 pm *

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 desiccated 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...
The laws of physics dictate how moving systems operate, therefore cartridges must strictly adhere to first principles to get sublime...