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Soundsmith Aida MK II High Output Phono Cartridge

Soundsmith Aida MK II High Output Phono Cartridge

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    Soundsmith Aida MkII Phono Cartridge

     

    A triumph of Soundsmith Engineering, Stereophile Class “A” rated, a rarity at its price point – and for good reasons.

    The Aida employs a Sapphire laser drilled cantilever and ultra low mass Contact Line solid nude diamond stylus. This configuration resolves the challenges of playing the inner grooves with the same level of confidence as the outer. How did we do this? The unique stylus shape of our CL stylus has a “sharper” playing surface on the faceted diamond, allowing it to ride easily in the groove modulations of even the most difficult passages and high frequency information that other cartridges simply cannot trace. The result - a truly superb cartridge, surpassing top MC designs with air, focus and sound staging no cartridge at this price should be able to achieve.

     

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    Output High
    Type: • Fixed Coil / Moving Iron
    Mount: • Standard ½”
    Stylus: • Selected Contact Line low mass Nude Stylus
    Radius of Curvature: • 6 x 17 µm
    Cantilever: • Laser Drilled Sapphire
    Recommended Tracking Force: • 1.3 - 1.6 g Standard (Medium Compliance)
    • 1.0 - 1.2 g (Special Order High Compliance)
    Effective Tip Mass: • 0.30 mg
    Compliance: • 22 µm/mN (Medium Compliance)
    • 28 µm/mN (High Compliance)
    Frequence Response: • 20 - 20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
    Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz: • > 30 dB
    • N/A (Mono version)
    Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz: • > 20 dB
    • N/A (Mono version)
    Channel Difference: • < 1.0 dB
    • < 1.0 dB (Mono version)
    Output Voltage @ 5cm/sec: • > 2.12 mV (HIGH)
    DC Resistance (DCR): • 680Ω
    Coil Inductance per channel: • 190 mH
    Suggested Preamp Gain: • 38 - 44 dB
    Cartridge Weight: • 9.20 g (ES series)
    Recommended Load Resistance: • ≥ 47kΩ
    Recommended Load Capacitance: • n/a

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    For other areas please contact us for a quote. Select items can be delivered internationally by prior agreement. Again please contact us for a quote. We will always do our best to help.

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    Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.