Soundsmith Hyperion MKII MI Cartridge 0.3mV (OC-CL Stylus, Low Compliance)
Soundsmith Hyperion MKII MI Cartridge 0.3mV (OC-CL Stylus, Low Compliance)

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Soundsmith Hyperion MKII MI Cartridge 0.3mV (OC-CL Stylus, Low Compliance)

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SSMIHYPOCL
UPC:
SSMIHYPOCL
Limited Quantities Available!
Only $4799.99! Regularly $7999.99! You Save $3200!


An Unparalleled Warranty! The Hyperion is guaranteed for 10 Full Years which includes Free Retipping to the Original Owner!

The truest testament to the quality and performance of any audio component is what others in that industry have to say about it.

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 a Dual Compliance Design for older Linear Tracking turntables as the HYPERION LT. The Hyperions are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL stylus. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in the USA. Rebuild Price? $850 ~ Less than 20% of MSRP - The Hyperion features an industry first: A 10 year free retipping service for stylus wear to the original owner.

"The Hyperion, Soundsmith's new top-of-the-line moving-iron phono cartridge, utilizes a cactus needle cantilever. (That’s a cantilever made of a cactus needle.) ...the Hyperion’s cactus needle cantilever provides both stiffness and damping—qualities which, according to Ledermann, had previously been mutually exclusive... We listened to some music. The sound was not prickly or thorny at all. It was clean, clear, and immediate—bold and well-controlled—with vibrant colors and good senses of rhythm, touch, and scale." - Stephen Mejias, Stereophile Magazine

Features:
• Fixed Coil Cartridge Type
• Contact Line O.C. Contact Line Stylus Type
• Low Output
• 0.4 mV Output Voltage
• Available as Dual Coil Mono
• 10 Years Parts and Labor

Specifications:
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: 10 µm/mN (low compliance) (LT) | 12 µm/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: Greater than or equal to 0.4 mV
DC Resistance (DCR): 10-11 ohm each channel
Coil: 2.75 mH each channel
Suggested Preamp Gain: 58-64 dB
Soundsmith Recommends: MCP2 Variable Loading Preamp
Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams
Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: approximately 10mm (0.4")
Loading: Greater than or equal to 470 ohm

Retip: (Free Under Warranty, After 10 year Warranty $850)
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Limited Quantities Available!
Only $4799.99! Regularly $7999.99! You Save $3200!


An Unparalleled Warranty! The Hyperion is guaranteed for 10 Full Years which includes Free Retipping to the Original Owner!

The truest testament to the quality and performance of any audio component is what others in that industry have to say about it.

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 a Dual Compliance Design for older Linear Tracking turntables as the HYPERION LT. The Hyperions are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL stylus. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in the USA. Rebuild Price? $850 ~ Less than 20% of MSRP - The Hyperion features an industry first: A 10 year free retipping service for stylus wear to the original owner.

"The Hyperion, Soundsmith's new top-of-the-line moving-iron phono cartridge, utilizes a cactus needle cantilever. (That’s a cantilever made of a cactus needle.) ...the Hyperion’s cactus needle cantilever provides both stiffness and damping—qualities which, according to Ledermann, had previously been mutually exclusive... We listened to some music. The sound was not prickly or thorny at all. It was clean, clear, and immediate—bold and well-controlled—with vibrant colors and good senses of rhythm, touch, and scale." - Stephen Mejias, Stereophile Magazine

Features:
• Fixed Coil Cartridge Type
• Contact Line O.C. Contact Line Stylus Type
• Low Output
• 0.4 mV Output Voltage
• Available as Dual Coil Mono
• 10 Years Parts and Labor

Specifications:
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: 10 µm/mN (low compliance) (LT) | 12 µm/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: Greater than or equal to 0.4 mV
DC Resistance (DCR): 10-11 ohm each channel
Coil: 2.75 mH each channel
Suggested Preamp Gain: 58-64 dB
Soundsmith Recommends: MCP2 Variable Loading Preamp
Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams
Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: approximately 10mm (0.4")
Loading: Greater than or equal to 470 ohm

Retip: (Free Under Warranty, After 10 year Warranty $850)
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