Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star MI Cartridge 0.4mV (Low Compliance)
Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star MI Cartridge 0.4mV (Low Compliance) Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star MI Cartridge 0.4mV (Low Compliance)

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Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star MI Cartridge 0.4mV (Low Compliance)

$1,275.00 $1,999.95
(You save $724.95)
 
 
 
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SKU:
SSMIZEPMCS
UPC:
SSMIZEPMCS


Limited Quantities Available!
Only $1275.00! Regularly $1999.99! You Save $724.99!


Limited Time Offer! Purchase a Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star & Receive a Free Gift*
An Unparalleled Warranty! Retip is only $350 and is guaranteed for 2 Full Years!

The Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star Moving Iron Cartridge 0.4mV smashes through sonic barriers with its new laser-drilled Sapphire cantilever!


*The Zephyr MIMC Star Gift Program! With each purchase of a Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star MI Cartridge, you will receive a small, golden envelope containing a "ticket" with a serial number that corresponds to a gift. Sealed, mixed and randomized. Only 1500 tickets are available, corresponding to the 1500 cartridges being produced for this program. Every one of these 1500 Zephyr MIMC Star boxes will have one of these envelopes inside it. Each Zephyr MIMC Star customer will be given something, and the value of the gifts will range from EZ Mount Screws ($40 value) to a Strain Gauge SG-210 ($9600 value!). Other possible gifts include the MMP-4 Phono Stage ($500 value), MMP-3 Phono Stage ($650 value), MCP-2 Phono Stage ($1000 value), Paua Cartridge ($3800 value), Sussurro Cartridge ($4800 value) & Hyperion Cartridge ($7500 value). Don't Delay!

"Right now Soundsmith is offering another buying incentive: buyers of the first 1500 Zephyr Star cartridges will receive a small golden envelope corresponding to a free gift from Soundsmith ranging from a set of EZ Mount Screws (1420) to an SG-210 Strain Gauge cartridge (4). In between are Hyperion cartridges (6), Sussurros (10) and four other cartridge models (15 each). So you are guaranteed to get something if you buy one of the first 1500 Zephyr Stars."

"At the under $2000 price point, the new low output Soundsmith Zephyr MIMIC Star is an overachiever that gives you a glimpse of the best in terms of non-mechanical, artifact-free performance, for a small percentage of the state of the art asking price. With measured 36dB chancel separation the Zephyr Star’s spatial performance is up there with the best at any price, as is its smooth, reasonably fast and non-mechanical overall demeanor."

"If you crave more tightly drawn, solid and compacted images, sharper, faster, better focused transients and blacker backgrounds they can be found, but at a far higher price-point. Soundsmith’s new Zephyr Star is a star."
- Michael Fremer / analogplanet.com

Zephyr MIMC was the entry-level to the high-performance world of Soundsmith's MC-pre-compatible, low-output cartridges. It brought a very nice portion of the performance available in their higher-end MC-compatible cartridges (Paua, Sussurro, Hyperion) to the more affordable sub-$2k category. 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 Star 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, and it does it for just $1,999 retail (USD)!

An Unparalleled Warranty:
The MIMC Star Cartridge is covered for 2 full years. Retip is less than 20% of the retail ($350). An absolutely unheard of warranty for cartridges. Made in the USA, the Soundsmith cartridges are the best long term values around!

Features:
• Fixed Coil Cartridge Type
• Contact Line Stylus Type
• Low Output
• .4mV Output Voltage
• Available as Dual Coil Mono
• Workmanship on this product is warranted for 2 full years

Specifications:
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 >28 dB, 50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <1.0 dB (Stereo), <0.5 dB (Dual Mono operation- w/optimal VTF setting)
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

2 Year Warranty
Retip: $350
Description


Limited Quantities Available!
Only $1275.00! Regularly $1999.99! You Save $724.99!


Limited Time Offer! Purchase a Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star & Receive a Free Gift*
An Unparalleled Warranty! Retip is only $350 and is guaranteed for 2 Full Years!

The Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star Moving Iron Cartridge 0.4mV smashes through sonic barriers with its new laser-drilled Sapphire cantilever!


*The Zephyr MIMC Star Gift Program! With each purchase of a Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star MI Cartridge, you will receive a small, golden envelope containing a "ticket" with a serial number that corresponds to a gift. Sealed, mixed and randomized. Only 1500 tickets are available, corresponding to the 1500 cartridges being produced for this program. Every one of these 1500 Zephyr MIMC Star boxes will have one of these envelopes inside it. Each Zephyr MIMC Star customer will be given something, and the value of the gifts will range from EZ Mount Screws ($40 value) to a Strain Gauge SG-210 ($9600 value!). Other possible gifts include the MMP-4 Phono Stage ($500 value), MMP-3 Phono Stage ($650 value), MCP-2 Phono Stage ($1000 value), Paua Cartridge ($3800 value), Sussurro Cartridge ($4800 value) & Hyperion Cartridge ($7500 value). Don't Delay!

"Right now Soundsmith is offering another buying incentive: buyers of the first 1500 Zephyr Star cartridges will receive a small golden envelope corresponding to a free gift from Soundsmith ranging from a set of EZ Mount Screws (1420) to an SG-210 Strain Gauge cartridge (4). In between are Hyperion cartridges (6), Sussurros (10) and four other cartridge models (15 each). So you are guaranteed to get something if you buy one of the first 1500 Zephyr Stars."

"At the under $2000 price point, the new low output Soundsmith Zephyr MIMIC Star is an overachiever that gives you a glimpse of the best in terms of non-mechanical, artifact-free performance, for a small percentage of the state of the art asking price. With measured 36dB chancel separation the Zephyr Star’s spatial performance is up there with the best at any price, as is its smooth, reasonably fast and non-mechanical overall demeanor."

"If you crave more tightly drawn, solid and compacted images, sharper, faster, better focused transients and blacker backgrounds they can be found, but at a far higher price-point. Soundsmith’s new Zephyr Star is a star."
- Michael Fremer / analogplanet.com

Zephyr MIMC was the entry-level to the high-performance world of Soundsmith's MC-pre-compatible, low-output cartridges. It brought a very nice portion of the performance available in their higher-end MC-compatible cartridges (Paua, Sussurro, Hyperion) to the more affordable sub-$2k category. 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 Star 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, and it does it for just $1,999 retail (USD)!

An Unparalleled Warranty:
The MIMC Star Cartridge is covered for 2 full years. Retip is less than 20% of the retail ($350). An absolutely unheard of warranty for cartridges. Made in the USA, the Soundsmith cartridges are the best long term values around!

Features:
• Fixed Coil Cartridge Type
• Contact Line Stylus Type
• Low Output
• .4mV Output Voltage
• Available as Dual Coil Mono
• Workmanship on this product is warranted for 2 full years

Specifications:
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 >28 dB, 50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <1.0 dB (Stereo), <0.5 dB (Dual Mono operation- w/optimal VTF setting)
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

2 Year Warranty
Retip: $350
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