Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Phono Cartridge | Douglas HiFi Perth
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Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Phono Cartridge

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The Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Cartridge delivers superior sound quality, featuring a wide frequency response and excellent channel separation. Crafted by Soundsmith specialists, this fixed coil cartridge provides a detailed and immersive listening experience.

Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Cartridge

Each and every soundsmith cartridges are built to high standard in New York.

The Zephyr MIMC utilises a Fixed Coil design to ensure that stereo seperation, frequency response and detail are all exceptional and easily compete with other brands high end MC designs. The MIMC requires a phono pre-amp that can handle MC settings for gain and a reccomended impedance loading of at least 470 ohms - the laser drilled sapphire cantilever has a nude mounted special line contact stylus realising a specified frequency response of 15Hz - 45kHz +/- 2.0 db !

We have found that the character of this cartridge is musical, fast and detailed - it seems to have a very wide dynamic range which helps detail come to the fore without moving away from that analogue sound that we all love.



Type: • Fixed Coil / Moving Iron
Mount: • Standard ½”
Stylus: • Selected Contact Line low mass Nude Stylus
Radius of Curvature: • 6 x 17 µm
Cantilever: • Laser Drilled Sapphire
Recommended Tracking Force: • 1.8 - 2.2 g
Effective Tip Mass: • 0.32 mg
Compliance: • 10 µm/mN
Frequence Response: • 15 - 45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB
Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz: • > 28 dB
• N/A (Mono version)
Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz: • > 25 dB
• N/A (Mono version)
Channel Difference: • < 1.0 dB
• < 0.5 dB (Dual Mono w/optimal VTF setting)
Output Voltage @ 5cm/sec: • > 0.40 mV (LOW)
DC Resistance (DCR): • 10Ω
Coil Inductance per channel: • 2.75 mH
Suggested Preamp Gain: • 58 - 64 dB
Cartridge Weight: • 12.2 g (ES series)
Recommended Load Resistance: • ≥ 470Ω
Recommended Load Capacitance: • n/a