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Soundsmith Helios MKII Medium Output Phono Cartridge

Soundsmith Helios MKII Medium Output Phono Cartridge

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    The Helios features an industry first: A 10 year free retipping service for stylus wear to the original owner.

    Our new medium output design, the Helios is otherwise technically identical to the Hyperion. 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. Hyperion are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL stylus. 

     

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    Output Medium
    Output Voltage 1.1 mV
    Type: • Fixed Coil / Moving Iron
    Mount: • Standard ½”
    Stylus: • Contact Line, Nude, 0.10 mm square
    Radius of Curvature: • Contact Line or Optimized Contact Line
    Cantilever: • Hand formed/treated selected Cactus "Spine"
    Recommended Tracking Force: • 1.8 - 2.2 g
    Effective Tip Mass: • 0.30 mg
    Compliance: • 12 μm/mN vertical, 7 μm/mN horizontal
    • 10 μm/mN (LT version) 
    Frequence Response: • 20 - 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
    Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz: • > 36 dB
    • > 34 dB (LT version)
    • N/A (Mono version)
    Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz: • > 25 dB
    • N/A (Mono version)
    Channel Difference: • < 0.5 dB
    • < 1.0 dB (Mono version)
    Output Voltage @ 5cm/sec: • > 1.10 mV (MEDIUM)
    DC Resistance (DCR): • 110Ω
    Coil Inductance per channel: • 30 mH
    Suggested Preamp Gain: • 48 - 54 dB
    Cartridge Weight: • 10.25 g
    Recommended Load Resistance: • ≥ 1.5kΩ
    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.