Soundsmith Paua Moving Iron Phono Cartridge
Inspired by Frank Schröder, designed by Peter Ledermann, Soundsmith's top of the line moving iron cartridge, Paua. The laws of physics dictate how moving systems operate, therefore cartridges must strictly adhere to first principles to get sublime results. In accord with these laws, the Paua has an incredibly low effective moving mass, resulting in vastly improved damping.
The lowered inertia means less stored energy in the moving system, so that primary
resonances that normally occur all but vanish. This moving iron design allows the required stationary magnetic parts to be rigidly held in exact position at all times. The fully shielded annealed case allows totally hum free operation, RF shielding, and extreme mechanical stability. For the first time it is possible to enjoy the virtues of our low effective moving mass architecture with the finest step ups and phono preamps for truly amazing vinyl replay.
- MC Preamp compatible
- Ultra low effective moving mass resulting in superlative transient and micro detail
- Telescoping Aluminum Alloy Cantilever
Selected nude Contact Line diamond stylus
- Composite body featuring impedance matched energy transmission system
- Virtually hum-free operation due to six sided HyMu80 magnetic shielding
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