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  Inspired by Frank Schröder, designed by Peter Ledermann ... Soundsmith's long awaited NEW high end Moving Iron cartridge ~ The Sussurro Paua~

Our website link below allows you to purchase your Paua cartridge directly on our website.

  The laws of physics dictate how moving systems operate, therefore cartridges must strictly adhere to first principles to get sublime results. In accord with these laws, the Sussurro has an incredibly low effective moving mass, resulting in vastly improved damping.

  The lowered inertia means less stored energy in the moving system, so that primary
resonances that normally occur all but vanish.

   This moving iron design allows the required stationary magnetic parts to be rigidly held
in exact position at all times. The fully shielded annealed case allows totally hum free
operation, RF shielding, and extreme mechanical stability.

~ MC Preamp compatible

~ Ultra low effective moving mass resulting in superlative transient and micro
detail performance

~ Telescoping Aluminum Alloy Cantilever / Selected nude Contact Line diamond stylus

~ Composite body featuring impedance matched energy transmission system

For the first time it is possible to enjoy the virtues of our low effective moving mass
architecture with the finest step ups and phono preamps for truly amazing vinyl replay.
Peter Ledermann


Paua Brochure and Specs (Adobe PDF)

Paua is available in:
Body: Composite
Compliance: Low
Output: Stereo

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“Paua” Product Information:
Product Specs (.pdf)
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Find our other ½” Mount Cartridges:
make a selection from list below,
or click here for model overview
Sussurro Paua
Zephyr MK/II
in Wood Body in Acrylic Body
The Voice The Voice
Aida SMMC1
Boheme SMMC2
Carmen SMMC3
Otello SMMC4

Paua Technical specifications
Stylus Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature

Nude Contact Line SELECTED

Cantilever Telescoping Aluminum Alloy
Recommended Tracking force: 1.7 to 1.9 Grams
Effective tip mass 0.30 mg
Compliance 10µm/mN (low compliance)
Frequency response 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation
(stereo only)
1000 Hz >34 dB
50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference <0.5 dB (Stereo)
<1.0 dB (Mono)
Output @5 cm/sec 0.3 mV
Retipping Cost $450
Cartridge weight 10.25 Grams
Loading: 470 Ohm model Standard; Loading range 300-800 Ohms recommended load