Voice, Wood Body

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The Voice

WINNER ! PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD - 2009 - StereoMojo

WINNER ! ANALOG PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2009 - TONEAUDIO

Our website link below allows you to purchase your "The Voice" cartridge directly on our website.

 “The Voice” cartridge by The Soundsmith makes a clear statement amidst the other voices of high performance phono cartridges.

 Our statement?? Ikebana. Less is more.

 It overturns the myth that moving coil cartridges are the only path towards perfection. After all, what is the “advantage” of the moving coil type of cartridge? Low effective moving mass, right? We got less. Much less. And if you understand moving mass, Less IS more.

 The 40 year evolution of “The Voice” cartridge affords lower effective moving mass than any of them. Far lower. It even has 40% less than our other moving iron designs! Why is that good? Because when you lower the moving mass, it’s easier to control. If it’s easier to control, the stylus can stay in better contact with the groove walls. That’s good, because if you can’t stay in contact with the groove walls, you can’t hear what’s on the record.

 Is a moving coil preamp required? No. “The Voice” is designed to be used with a Moving Magnet preamp. No transformers. No finicky multi-stage ultra high gain preamp required. Less is more here, too.

 Once you’ve heard “The Voice”, you’ll never go back. The price?? Oh yes, “less is more” applies here too……….

The Voice is NOW available as a production version, precision installed in a hand crafted Ebony mount for $2799.95.

 

Click this to read the REVIEW of "The Voice"

by James Darby/StereoMojo

CLICK THIS to read the review of  "The Voice"  by Jack Roberts on www.Dagogo.com

CLICK THIS to read issue 24 TONEAUDIO - Read Jeff Dorgay's Review on "The Voice"  - named Analog Product of the year

Click here for Michael Fremer's Stereophile Review of the SMMC1

(or click for our archived .pdf copy of the SMMC1 review)


"Two Voices": click for the REVIEW (acrobat "pdf") article (English translation) from HiFi & Records issue #2 / 2008


 

The Voice is available in:
Body: Wood
 
Compliance: High
Medium
Output: Stereo
Mono

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costs and ORDERING  INFORMATION

“The Voice” Product Information:
Product Specs (.pdf)
Testimonials
more photos
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 Discontinued Acrylic Body models
The Voice The Voice
Aida SMMC1
Boheme SMMC2
Carmen SMMC3
Otello SMMC4

The Voice Technical specifications
Stylus

Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ

selected for low noise

Radius of curvature OCL (Optimized Contour Contact Line)
Cantilever Ruby
Recommended Tracking force: 10mN / 1.0 gm (high)
13mN / 1.3 gm (medium)
Effective tip mass 0.30 mg
Compliance 28 µm/mN (high)
22 µm/mN (medium)
Frequency response 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation
(stereo only)
1000 Hz >30 dB
50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference <0.5 dB (Stereo)
<1.0 dB (Mono)
Output 5 cm/sec. RMS >2.12 mV
Retipping cost $450
Cartridge weight 6.8 grams
Load:

Resistance >/= 47 kohms
Capacitance: 100 - 200 pF

(400-600 pf available by special order)