Cartridges

If you want the best from your vinyl... nothing matters more.

Highly respected and hand made in the USA, Soundsmith phono cartridges adorn some of the worlds best turntables. Why not add one to yours? We make it easy to find just the right models out of the more than 60 different types available. Use the links below to learn more, or use the filter bar to select one that fits your setup, taste, and budget. Click this to locate Soundsmith dealers

 

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Low Output

Analogplanet.com: Sound-Smith Hyperion Cartridge Produced Love At First Listen click for review

A new review of the Hyperion (Norway): http://www.audiophile.no/nb-no/item/2139-soundsmith-hyperion **via Google translate: http://www.audiophile.no/nb-no/item/2139-soundsmith-hyperion

The truest testament to the quality and performance of any audio component is what others in the industry have to say about it. Find out why the Soundsmith Hyperion is the go-to cartridge for many of the world's most highly esteemed equipment manufacturers. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $850  ~ Less than 20% of MSRP - The Hyperion features an industry first: A 10 year free retipping service for stylus wear to the original owner.

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Low Output

This cartridge is the real deal, and is very enthusiastically recommended."

- Philip Holmes, Dagogo

The Sussurro mk II ~ critical design decisions, realized. Lowest internal mass. Best damping. Esoteric stylus and cantilever. If you need to stay in constant contact, your cartridge has arrived. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $650 - Less than 20% of MSRP ! ~  The Sussurro features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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Low Output

As it stands, the cartridge will be happily employed spinning records in the future, as we have added it to our reference fleet."

- Jeff Dorgay, TONE

The Paua MKII: adorned with sea shell to remind us of the beauty of the sounds of the world all around us. Nature healing nature.

Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $550 - Less than 20% of MSRP ! ~  The Paua features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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Low Output

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Another positive review of the MIMC Star, at Positive Feedback " Listening to the music using this pickup is incredibly enjoyable. Zephyr also has incredible dynamics. "

Luxury You Can Afford (review: click here)

"At the under $2000 price point, the new low output Soundsmith Zephyr MIMIC Star is an overachiever that gives you a glimpse of the best in terms of non-mechanical, artifact-free performance..." - Michael Fremer / analogplanet.com - Click Here for Full Review

Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $350 - Less Than 20% of MSRP, as always ! ~  The Zephyr MIMC Star features a 2 year warranty to the original owner. 

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Medium Output

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? Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $850  ~ Less than 20% of MSRP - The Helios features an industry first: A 10 year free retipping service for stylus wear to the original owner.

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Medium Output

"The Mezzo and the Nautilus can perform this sonic magic of sounding lifelike and with the exact intentions of the musician, whether it’s played in the concert hall, in the studio, or on electronic hardware and software. Both these cartridges made each record sound like the best sounding record I've ever heard. That is, until I played the next record.” - Tom Lyle, Enjoy The Music

 

Our new medium output design; all other technical specifications are identical to the Sussurro. Lowest internal mass. Best damping. Esoteric stylus and cantilever. If you need to stay in constant contact, your cartridge has arrived. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $650 - Less than 20% of MSRP ! ~  The Mezzo features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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Medium Output

"The Mezzo and the Nautilus can perform this sonic magic of sounding lifelike and with the exact intentions of the musician, whether it’s played in the concert hall, in the studio, or on electronic hardware and software. Both these cartridges made each record sound like the best sounding record I've ever heard. That is, until I played the next record.” - Tom Lyle, Enjoy The Music

 

The Nautilus (Paua w/Medium Output) is one of Soundsmith's most highly regarded top of the line low output cartridges. It has won numerous accolades and praise from users and reviewers around the word, including an “Editor’s Choice Award” in 2015 from TAS. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $550 - Less than 20% of MSRP ! ~  The Nautilus features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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Medium Output

Medium output, otherwise identical to The Voice. Kudos, accolades and many “Product of the Year” awards. The pinnacle of High Output designs – from Soundsmith – of course. Sotto Voce is our special medium output version. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $450 - Less than 20% of MSRP ! ~  The Sotto Voce features a 2 year warranty to the original owner

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Medium Output

Medium output, otherwise identical to Aida; itself a triumph of Soundsmith Engineering, Stereophile Class “A” rated, a rarity at its price point – and for good reasons.Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $350 - Less Than 20% of MSRP ! ~  The Norma features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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High Output

"The Voice will wring every last drop of performance from it at a price that, in a world where most competitors go for two, three and four grand (up to ten large), is extremely reasonable and probably a great bargain. It is easily a reference quality cartridge with the added edge of being supremely musical, which is why Peter is going to have to pry this thing from my cold, bloody hand to get it back!"- James Darby, StereoMojo -- click here to read the complete original review --

Kudos, accolades and many “Product of the Year” awards. The pinnacle of High Output designs – from Soundsmith – of course. Since its introduction in 2009, The Voice has won numerous "product-of-the-year" awards... Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? $450 - Less than 20% of MSRP ! ~  The Voice features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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High Output

A triumph of Soundsmith Engineering, Stereophile Class “A” rated, a rarity at its price point – and for good reasons.

[an Aida review here http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/rega-rp6-cartridge-upgrade-soundsmith-aida.567909/ ]

 The Aida employs a single crystal Ruby Cantilever and our Optimized Contour Line Contact Stylus Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? ~  $350 ~ Less Than 20% of MSRP, as always ! - The Aida features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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High Output

The Boheme is no longer in production - however - we always have oferred the most unique service policy in the cartrdige industry - even for models we no longer produce. Soundsmith rebuilds all our cartridges for 20% (or less) of the MSR Price. Rebuild Price? ~  $299 ~ Only 20% of MSRP, as always ! For specifications, Click the READ MORE link below for further information

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High Output

 

The Zephyr MK III [Zephyr Mark Three] formerly Zephyr MK II has achieved what no other cartridge has done since its inception; rapid recognition as a leading force in phono cartridge design and performance.Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? ~  $299 ~ Only 20% of MSRP, as always ! - The Zephyr MK III features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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High Output

Stereophile review for The Carmen: click here

Our Carmen design resolves high performance at an affordable price. A dramatic deep and wide soundstage, and ultra trackability.Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? ~  $199 ~ 20% of MSRP, as always ! - The Carmen mk II features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.Made in  the USA.

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High Output

A "Gruvy Award" recommendation at Analog Planet click for more

Our entry level design captures more than its share of recorded beauty — by design. Big soundstage, detail and resolution at an affordable price. Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? ~  $100 ~ Only 20% of MSRP, as always ! - The Otello features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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High Output

Our ultra-high performance "Unbreakable" cartridge - for those who demand excellent analog reproduction but desire a cartridge that will withstand rough handling without failure. Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? ~  $360 ~ Less Than 20% of MSRP, as always ! - The Irox Ultimate features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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High Output

Made in  the USA. Rebuild Price? ~  $180 ~ Less Than 20% of MSRP, as always ! - The Irox Blue  features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

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They Said What?

The Hyperion was used in a few rooms and all who had one and all who listened were enthused.

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