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Info: THE VOICE Phono Cartridge by Soundsmith Handmade by Peter Ledermann: Very Low Hours!!

Time Left: Ended Unsold
Ended: Oct 21, 18 1:50pm
Min. Bid: USD$ 1001.00
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Buy Now Price: USD$2995.00 Buy It Now
Date Posted: Oct 07, 18 11:49am
Edited: Oct 21, 18 1:50pm
About Seller: rhwood55
Niles, MI
United States
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Condition: 10 - Mint (?)
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Shipping Dimension: 4.00in x 4.00in x 4.00in
Ships to: United States
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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.

Additional Specifications:
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ selected for low noise
Radius of curvature: OCL (Optimized Contour Contact Line)
Cantilever: Ruby
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

Additional Information:

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!!


What is the compliance of the cartridge? How many hours on the cartridge?


Medium compliance 22 μm/mN, which is standard for most tonearms made today. High compliance carts are for B&O type tonearms. Actual output = 2.2 mV w/ VTF 1.4 - 1.6 grams, suggested preamp gain is 42 - 44 dB at min. resistive load 47Kohm.

Hours??? This cartridge didn't come with an 'hour meter'. I don't want to lie to you but guessing less than 365 (less than a year mounted on my TT). That's why I submitted so many photos of ruby cantilever and stylus (Optimized Contour Contact Line diamond) showing the "pristine" condition. Read the description. Soundsmith can rebuild this cart for $450, WHEN NECESSARY! There are many, many hours left on this cart, as I upgraded to a Soundsmith HYPERION (Google it) for my TT. Some say, that a cart isn't "broke in" until 100 - 200 hours.

Thank you for your interest!

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