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Soundsmith Carmen MKII High Output Phono Cartridge

Soundsmith Carmen MKII High Output Phono Cartridge

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    Carmen mk II

     

    Created out of the desire to make a very high performance design at an affordable price, the Carmen mk II was crafted to have unparalleled purity of tone and ultra-smooth presentation. Just slightly lush with a well-developed midrange, the Carmen is surprisingly pleasing and will seduce you into long, late listening sessions. 

    The stylus used is a large part of what makes it special; an ultra-low mass occlusion free nude diamond cut and polished into a true hyper-elliptical shape. The combination of low tip mass and the Fixed Coil design gives the Carmen a tremendous resolution advantage over MC designs selling for more than twice the price. Housed in a handmade solid Ebony case, the Carmen delivers.

    Also available in dual-coil mono.

     

    SPECIFICATIONS

     

    Output High
    Type: • Fixed Coil / Moving Iron
    Mount: • Standard ½”
    Stylus: • Elliptical Nude, 0.12 mm square
    Radius of Curvature: • 6 x 17 µm
    Cantilever: • Aluminum Alloy
    Recommended Tracking Force: • 1.3 - 1.6 g Standard (Medium Compliance)
    • 1.0 - 1.2 g (Special Order High Compliance)
    Effective Tip Mass: • 0.35 mg
    Compliance: • 22 µm/mN (Medium Compliance)
    • 28 µm/mN (High Compliance)
    Frequence Response: • 15 - 45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB
    Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz: • > 26 dB
    • N/A (Mono version)
    Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz: • > 20 dB
    • N/A (Mono version)
    Channel Difference: • < 1.6 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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    We offer FREE delivery to the mainland UK (excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of White, Isles of Scilly, and some of the remote Scottish Isles).

    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.

    Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

    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.