Soundsmith Customer Testimonials


After consulting with my audiophile buddies, I turned to Soundsmith. I just installed my Soundsmith SMMC 20E replacement. It is an absolute wonder.


The Boheme simply does everything better! It appears to be far more truthful to the music without making poor recordings unlistenable.


 I recently upgraded my rega rp6 with your Othello cartridge... So much more detail and great base. Only problem now I have to listen to all my 800+ lps again to hear what I have been missing.


  I am writing this while listening to Mahler Symphony #2 with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic on a German Pressing from Deutsche Grammophon.  It is the second time I have played this recording but the first time I have really heard it.

Carmen MkII

Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE the SoundSmith Carmen Mk II phono cartridge.  I had been using an Ortofon 2M Black and an Audio-Technica VM740ML on my Thorens TD-150 w/ Rega RB-202 tonearm for about 6 months.  not being satisfied with either of their performance, I decided to get a "real" phono cartridge.  I purchased the Carmen Mk II from Music Direct and I must say, after installing it and listening for the last several weeks, it is without a doubt one of the best purchases I


I was very fortunate to meet Peter during a visit to his workshop in 2008, and was lucky enough to purchase the Soundsmith SG-200 Strain Gauge.  The SG-200 is a superb product and provided a wide and detailed soundstage with very little surface noise.

The Voice

   Since repair of my cartridge [Clearaudio Concerto] wasn’t possible, my search led to Soundsmith’s The Voice.  It's probably my last cartridge.  Dynamics, imaging and scale are all important, but transparency is my personal holy grail and that is one of many places where The Voice shines.

Paua mkII

I'm the guy with the haunted ZYX R100. I just got my new Paua II yesterday, and I want to thank you. You took care of me better than I deserved. This is the best cartridge I've ever owned, or even heard...anywhere. Zero sibilance, and absolutely effortless sound (just for starters). You already know this, I'm sure : >. I'm getting more out of my old VPI HW19 Jr. than I thought it had to give. I can tell this is heirloom quality, and I'm totally sold on the fixed coil idea.

Paua Mk2 cartridge

"I never expected when I mounted the new Paua Mk2 cartridge that it would sound as good as my 20K reference Koetsu Blue Lace...I am loading the Paua at 1 K ohm through my Dan D'Agostino Phono Stage and it sounds like a world class cartridge...with break in over the past few weeks I am starting to realize that I may have to fess up and admit that the Paua is becoming my new reference...and a little off topic but important is that Mr.

They Said What?

"If I had to live with just one cartridge, I would choose the Paua, because it offers more with a wider range of the recordings in my collection. 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

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