Soundsmith Carmen mk II Phono Cartridge

Original price was: $995.00.Current price is: $699.00.

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SKU: Carmen mk II
Brand: Soundsmith


Created out of the desire to make a very high performance
design at an affordable price, the Carmen mk II was crafted to have
unparalleled purity of tone and ultra-smooth presentation. Just slightly lush
with a well-developed midrange, the Carmen is surprisingly pleasing
and will seduce you into long, late listening sessions.  Rebuild
Price? ~  $150
 ~ Less Than 20% of MSRP, as always ! 
The Carmen features a 1 year warranty to the original owner.

The stylus used is a large part of what makes it special; an
ultra-low mass occlusion free nude diamond cut and polished into a true
hyper-elliptical shape. The combination of low tip mass and the Fixed Coil design
gives the Carmen a tremendous resolution advantage over MC designs selling for
more than twice the price. Housed in a handmade solid Ebony case, the Carmen


1 Year

Cartridge Type
Fixed Coil

Stylus Type


Available As Dual Coil Mono

Additional Specifications

Stylus: Nude Elliptical, 0.120mm SQ
Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm
Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy
Recommended tracking force: 1.3 – 1.6 gm (standard medium
Compliance); 1.0 – 1.2 grams for special order High Compliance
Effective tip mass: 0.35 mg
Compliance: 28 μm/mN (high), 22 μm/mN (medium)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >26 dB, 50-15,000
>20 dB
Channel difference: <1.6 dB (Stereo), <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage: 2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Loading: ≥ 47 kΩ

Additional information

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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