Rebuilding Your B&O Cartridge

We can often rebuild original B&O cartridges, but it does not make sense to rebuild certain models. The reason for this is that there are many INTERNAL aging effects that require rebuilding and would be more costly to do this than to purchase our new production models. Specifically, the original  MMC5, 4, and 3 are too costly to rebuild fully. We often CAN rebuild the original MMC2 and MMC1 -  and we  do so at different costs. If the stylus is intact (not broken off), and found to be NOT worn on careful microscopic inspection, we can rebuild them for internal problems such as lost channels or distortion - for a flat fee of $295. If the stylus is worn or snapped, we can fully rebuild as new, allowing you to realize a $200 savings compared to the cost of our new models SMMC2 and SMMC1.

IMPORTANT ! When you use our link below to get an RA number for sending us your original B&O cartridge  PLEASE DO NOT use the prices shown on the retipping page as those prices DO NOT APPLY to B&O models and it will SLOW DOWN YOUR REPAIR considerably as we will put it aside. You must select “OTHER” and type in the rebuild price for a given model, as described below. Not following this instruction will slow down your repair considerably.

We rebuild Soundsmith made B&O cartridges, as well as most (but not all) original B&O cartridges.As stated above, it is not cost effective to fully rebuild the original MMC5, MMC4 and MMC3 models.  

The cost for rebuilding Soundsmith and B&O models is as follows: 



notes   B&O Original Models rebuild price
(if condition permits rebuild)
SMMC4 $125     MMC5
SMMC2 $350     MMC2 $295 (If stylus intact and not worn)
Otherwise full rebuild is $599
SMMC1 $450     MMC1 $295 (If  stylus intact and not worn)
Otherwise full rebuild is $799
SMMC20E $150     MMC20E
SMMC20EN $250     MMC20EN
SMMC20CL $450     MMC20CL
MMC 6000
SMMC20CL+ $550     MMC20CL
$799 (we will upgrade to the CL+)

SP series cartridges – we do not manufacture new models, but can rebuild yours. You may choose your quality level of rebuild:

  • $150 for Aluminum w/Bonded Elliptical stylus
  • $250 for Aluminum w/Nude Elliptical stylus
  • $350 for Sapphire with Contact Line stylus.

CLICK THIS TO GO TO OUR RETIPPING/REBUILDING PAGE (remember to select OTHER and use above pricing)

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The Zephyr MIMC is the cheapest of Soundsmith's four low-output fixed coil models but said to utilize much of the $4,999 Sussurro model's technology.

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