Carmen mk II

MSRP (USA)

999.99

From below Drop Down Menus select Cartridge and options then Your Location/Shipping Method then Click Add to Cart. Please review your Paypal settings for correct address and Phone Number or your order may be delayed.:

 

+

Select location for shipping fee amount, we can ship up to three items under the shipping fee, use the Additional Item option for 2nd or 3rd item, if you have already the shipping fee in your basket


 

Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE the SoundSmith Carmen Mk II phono cartridge. (more...)

 

Created out of the desire to make a very high performance design at an affordable price, the Carmen mk II was crafted to have unparalleled purity of tone and ultra-smooth presentation. Just slightly lush with a well-developed midrange, the Carmen is surprisingly pleasing and will seduce you into long, late listening sessions.  Rebuild Price? ~  $150 ~ Less Than 20% of MSRP, as always ! - The Carmen features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

 

The stylus used is a large part of what makes it special; an ultra-low mass occlusion free nude diamond cut and polished into a true hyper-elliptical shape. The combination of low tip mass and the Fixed Coil design gives the Carmen a tremendous resolution advantage over MC designs selling for more than twice the price. Housed in a handmade solid Ebony case, the Carmen delivers.

Also available in dual-coil mono.

Why Fixed Coil Kicks Ass

Lasts A Lifetime

IN STOCK!!

We prefer you purchase from your nearest Soundsmith dealer [see list here]. If one is not available we are glad to take your order below.

for Credit/Debit card, or PayPal purchase, use Add To Cart Button

999.95

Warranty

Workmanship on this product is warranted for 2 full years

Specifications

Cartridge Type

Fixed Coil

Stylus Type

Elliptical

Output

High

Available As Dual Coil Mono

Yes

Additional Specifications

Stylus: Nude Elliptical, 0.120mm SQ
Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm
Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy
Recommended tracking force: 1.3 - 1.6 gm (standard medium Compliance); 1.0 - 1.2 grams for special order High Compliance
Effective tip mass: 0.35 mg
Compliance: 28 μm/mN (high), 22 μm/mN (medium)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >26 dB, 50-15,000 >20 dB
Channel difference: <1.6 dB (Stereo), <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage: 2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: ≈ 10mm (0.4")
Loading: ≥ 47 kΩ

 

They Said What?

"If you pass on the Sussurro because it’s not as expensive as the other cartridges, or it’s not a moving-coil, or it doesn’t have Japanese mysticism attached, you are making an error. This cartridge is the real deal, and is very enthusiastically recommended."

- Philip Holmes, Dagogo

About These Products:

Contact Info

Soundsmith HQ
8 John Walsh Blvd
Suite 417
Peekskill, NY 10566
USA

Click here to use our website contact form

Phone: (914) 739-2885

  Visit Our FACEBOOK page

General Inquiries:
Peter Green, Logistics, Sales and Technical Support
petergreen@Sound-smith.com

For Distributor and Dealer Inquiries ONLY:
Chris Sommovigo,
Director of International Sales & Marketing
Chris@Sound-smith.com