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About
Soundsmith
Soundsmith is a specialty audio manufacturer located about an hour north of New York City. Founded in 1972, Soundsmith has achieved an enviable reputation in the audiophile world for outstanding sonic quality and extremely high-value products. Perhaps best known now for their work restoring cartridges and for their Strain Gauge and Fixed Coil cartridges, every Soundsmith product is hand-crafted in Soundsmith’s Peekskill, NY factory by a carefully selected team of artisans and engineers.
Made in the USA 
The Soundsmith has existed in Westchester County, New York, for over 40 years. We currently provide audio repairs for many major brands for equipment both brought to us and equipment shipped to us from all over the world. We service Audio Research, Revox, Bang & Olufsen,Nakamichi, Tandberg,  Halcro, DartZeel, Jeff Rowland and McIntosh and most every brand that exists or has existed. We have designed and manufactured varied types of audio equipment for many years, and are dedicated to the finest in audio reproduction.

Soundsmith MCP-2 MC/MI Phono Preamp
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  • Regular price £1,199.00


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, ultra low noise and vanishing levels of THD.

Our new MCP-2 is a low cost yet very high quality way to enjoy your low output Soundsmith cartridge or any MC cartridge; it is designed with continuously variable loading (10 Ohms to 5K Ohms) to allow use with any low output design and allows you the ease of simple tuning to get the high end response exactly to your listening preference.

Built-in high quality Soundsmith designed and manufactured fully shielded step up transformers assure noise free and ultra-low distortion to allow unfettered enjoyment from your treasured vinyl collection. The new MCP-2 has been favorable demonstrated against preamps costing $4000 - $9000 with surprising results... and compliments to Soundsmith.

Model No. Type Input Load* Gain*

Noise

(unweighted)

Features Price
MMP4 moving magnet 47k 100pF

43dB standard **

or 34dB special order

-92 dB down high grade low noise components $599.95 + shipping
MMP3 moving magnet 47k 100pF

43dB standard **

or 34dB special order

-93 dB down ultra low noise, constructed with very high end audio grade components $799.95 + shipping
MCP-2 moving coil 10 Ohms to 5K Continuously Variable R; 330pF Capacitive load 62dB -93dB down fully shielded internal transformer step-ups for ultra low noise and lowest distortion; Ultra grade audio grade components used throughout $1199.95 + shipping

Optional, for all models we can built 50 ohm output, i.e. for driving long lines. $300 extra

Dimensions for the MMP4, MMP3 and MCP-2 (without the knob, which adds 3/4" to the height) 
7” deep, 1&1/2” high, and 4&1/4” wide.
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Overload specs for our preamps: Output clipping into 10K Ohms = 8.3 Volts RMS - all models.

Input overload levels for output clipping or non linearity:
MMP3/MMP4 ~~~ 20Hz - 5.3 mV; 1Khz - 53 mV; 20KHZ - 530 mV;
MCP-2 ~~~~ 20Hz - 1.4 mV; 1Khz - 5.3 mV; 20KHZ - 35 mV with input load set to 200 Ohms;

*standard values, other gain and loading options can be configured on request, $100 extra - select 'custom made' option from order form below and be sure to tell us what you'd like!

Our MMP3 and MMP4 (Moving Magnet Preamps) work well with any of our Medium and High Output cartridge lines, and other similar cartridges. Our MCP2 (Moving Coil Preamp) works well with any of our Low Output (Moving Iron / Fixed Coil) cartridge line. For Very High (>4.5mV) Output cartridges we offer as an option lowered gain versions of our MMP3 or MMP4 preamps.

THD measurements 1kHz, ~0.004%

24 volt power supply included [US standard 120 volt]; optional European (schuko) 230 volt AC to 24 volt DC transformer

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com