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EXPIRED - AUCTION: THE VOICE Phono Cartridge by Soundsmith Handmade by Peter Ledermann: Very Low Hours!!
Featuring a single crystal Ruby Cantilever and our Optimized Contour Line Contact Stylus, we developed a specialized metallurgy for the low mass moving iron system.
Since its introduction in 2009, The Voice has won numerous "product-of-the-year" awards and is – in Peter Ledermann’s words –"probably the best High Output cartridge in production today." Our design goal was to produce the lowest moving mass, high output design possible using novel and advanced technology.
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ selected for low noise
Radius of curvature: OCL (Optimized Contour Contact Line)
Recommended tracking force: 1.3 - 1.6 gm (standard medium Compliance)
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: 1000 Hz >30 dB, 50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo), <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage (The Voice): 2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: ≈ 10mm (0.4")
Loading (The Voice): ≥ 47 kΩ
Each Soundsmith THE VOICE Cartridge is handcrafted by Peter Ledermann & MADE IN THE USA! Can be used with a moving magnet (MM) phonostage, the "Phono" input on your Integrated Amp or Preamp. No moving coil transformer necessary.
**Hardly broke in!** Photos of diamond stylus shows no wear, chips or cracks. Firmly mounted on a ruby cantilever.
Soundsmith can rebuild THE VOICE for $450 (unlike moving coil carts) when it becomes necessary. This could be the only cartridge you'll ever need to buy!
NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Shipping will be by UPS Ground service and MUST BE insured. Shipping and insurance will be added to the total payment. Shipping speed may be increased as agreed upon
Feb 24, 18 1:34pm
FREE SHIPPING AND INSURANCE! The contiguous USA only, Alaska or Hawaii pays all shipping and insurance costs.
Feb 27, 18 11:16pm
Remember, the quality of the signal starts at the pick-up (cartridge). The sound system can only be as good as what the cartridge signal is being sent downstream. A $30K sound system will only sound as good as the cartridge, while this does not work inversely. A good cartridge can make an inexpensive system perform better with proper setup and some 'tweaks'.
Great information: https://youtu.be/F65mODzn4Gk
Have a good day, only four to go.
Oct 07, 18 12:02pm
The Free shipping & Insurance has been revoked w/ Oct. 07, 2018 Listing
Hey! I'm paying the PayPal & Closing Fee!!