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Soundsmith Hyperion MKII-ES Low Output Phono Cartridge

Soundsmith Hyperion MKII-ES Low Output Phono Cartridge

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    The Soundsmith ES Series Featuring Upgraded Performance, Design and the Dynamic Energy Management System (DEMS)!

    What is the Dynamic Energy Management System (DEMS)?
    The ES line features not only a dramatic new look, but is a significant evolution of the Dynamic Energy Management System (DEMS) design. The new Soundsmith ES cartridge designs are a significant advancement in cartridge performance due to their ability to direct internal vibrational forces without reflection and disperse them properly to the tone arm. The absence of reflections enables the stylus to stay in far greater statistical contact with the groove walls — a critically important technical refinement. Increased liquidity and reduced "grain," without loss of detail are some of the immediately discernible advantages of Soundsmith's new ES models. The new line also features Azimuth adjustment built-in to each cartridge, as well as the option for electrical isolation for hum-prone systems.

    Every cartridge in Soundsmith's lineup will now feature their sleek new ES body design. The upgrade is far more than cosmetic; the new shape is a departure from the reflective and "boxy" design of many cartridges whose internal construction contribute to uncontrolled vibrational issues adversely effecting performance. Peter Ledermann, president of Soundsmith, says, "Think of how singing in an open field compares with singing in a shower." Soundsmith has always challenged conventions, looking deeper into nuances of cartridge design that dramatically affect immediate and long term performance. These have included extreme reductions of moving mass and the use of novel materials and designs. The new ES lineup is a continuation of that research and development.


    The HYPERION (patent applied for)  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. The Hyperion is complimented with our selected OC-CL stylus. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. 

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    2 Years Parts and Labor

     

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    Output Low
    Output Voltage 0.4 mV
    Type: • Fixed Coil / Moving Iron
    Mount: • Standard ½”
    Stylus: • Contact Line, Nude, 0.10 mm square
    Radius of Curvature: • Selected Optimized Contour Contact Line
    Cantilever: • Hand formed/treated selected Cactus "Spine"
    Recommended Tracking Force: • 1.8 - 2.2 g
    Effective Tip Mass: • 0.30 mg
    Compliance: • 10 μm/mN
    Frequence Response: • 20 - 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
    Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz: • > 36 dB
    • 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: • > 0.40 mV
    DC Resistance (DCR): • 10Ω
    Coil Inductance per channel: • 2.75 mH
    Suggested Preamp Gain: • 58 - 64 dB
    Cartridge Weight: • 12.2 g (ES series)
    Recommended Load Resistance: • ≥ 470Ω
    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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