Soundsmith The Voice MI Cartridge 2.12mV (High Compliance)
Soundsmith The Voice MI Cartridge 2.12mV (High Compliance)

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Soundsmith The Voice MI Cartridge 2.12mV (High Compliance)

$2,999.95
 
 
 
Availability: Discontinued
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An Unparalleled Warranty! Retip is only $450 and is guaranteed for a Full Year!

2010 Stereophile Analog Source Component Runner-Up Award Winner!


Soundsmith Cartridges are Hand-Made upon order and are ready to ship in approximately 30 Days!

“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 effective moving 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.

Is a moving coil preamp required? No. “The Voice” is designed to be used with a Moving Magnet preamp. No transformers. No finicky multi-stage ultra high gain preamp required. Less is more here, too.

Once you’ve heard “The Voice”, you’ll never go back.

"A Stunning Cartridge... Not only is The Voice a fantastic tracker, it's tonal balance is extremely neutral... I can't think of a cartridge in this price category that is more true to the music and even when comparing it to the stratospheric cartridges, The Voice still holds its own." - TONEAudio, Product Of The Year Award Winner

An Unparalleled Warranty:
The Voice Cartridge is covered for a full one year. Retip iis less than 20% of the retail ($450). An absolutely unheard of warranty for cartridges. Made in the USA, the Soundsmith cartridges are the best long term values around!

Specifications:
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature: Optimized Contour Contact Line
Cantilever: Ruby
Recommended Tracking Force: 10mN / 1.0 gm
Tip Mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 28 um/mN
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz +/- 2.5 dB
Channel Separation: 1000 Hz Greater Than 30 dB, 50-15,000 Hz Greater Than 25 dB
Channel difference: Less Than 0.5 dB
Output voltage: Greater Than 0.6 mV/cm/sec.
5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS: Greater Than 2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Load: Res. Greater Than or Equal To 47 kohms, Cap. Greater Than or Equal To 100 pF

1 Year Warranty
Retip: $450
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An Unparalleled Warranty! Retip is only $450 and is guaranteed for a Full Year!

2010 Stereophile Analog Source Component Runner-Up Award Winner!


Soundsmith Cartridges are Hand-Made upon order and are ready to ship in approximately 30 Days!

“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 effective moving 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.

Is a moving coil preamp required? No. “The Voice” is designed to be used with a Moving Magnet preamp. No transformers. No finicky multi-stage ultra high gain preamp required. Less is more here, too.

Once you’ve heard “The Voice”, you’ll never go back.

"A Stunning Cartridge... Not only is The Voice a fantastic tracker, it's tonal balance is extremely neutral... I can't think of a cartridge in this price category that is more true to the music and even when comparing it to the stratospheric cartridges, The Voice still holds its own." - TONEAudio, Product Of The Year Award Winner

An Unparalleled Warranty:
The Voice Cartridge is covered for a full one year. Retip iis less than 20% of the retail ($450). An absolutely unheard of warranty for cartridges. Made in the USA, the Soundsmith cartridges are the best long term values around!

Specifications:
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature: Optimized Contour Contact Line
Cantilever: Ruby
Recommended Tracking Force: 10mN / 1.0 gm
Tip Mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 28 um/mN
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz +/- 2.5 dB
Channel Separation: 1000 Hz Greater Than 30 dB, 50-15,000 Hz Greater Than 25 dB
Channel difference: Less Than 0.5 dB
Output voltage: Greater Than 0.6 mV/cm/sec.
5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS: Greater Than 2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Load: Res. Greater Than or Equal To 47 kohms, Cap. Greater Than or Equal To 100 pF

1 Year Warranty
Retip: $450
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