Soundsmith Sussurro mk II Hand-Made Low-Output Cartridge

Original price was: $4,800.00.Current price is: $2,698.00.

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SKU: Sussurro mk II
Brand: Soundsmith


The Sussurro ~
critical design decisions, realized. Lowest internal mass. Best damping.
Esoteric stylus and cantilever. If you need to stay in constant contact,
your cartridge has arrived.  

Inspired by Frank
Schröder, designed and individually hand made by Peter Ledermann, Soundsmith’s
Sussurro is a cartridge designed to specifically address the most intricate and
critical issues of cartridge design. The new MKII Sussurro has a newly
designed moving iron element to reduce moving mass by 70%; extremely low stored
energy, the new MKII damping system and an innovative energy distribution path
to effectively transfer mechanical energy away from the cantilever through the
cartridge body into the tone arm. So what does all this mean??

Low jitter. Jitter?
You probably thought that was a term reserved for digital systems. Not so.
Stylus jitter is responsible for loss of detail, and making a cartridge sound,
well, like a cartridge. The Sussurro stays in constant contact with the record
groove. If you are not in constant contact, you can’t hear what has truly been

Also available in
dual-coil mono.

Made in  the
USA. Rebuild Price? $650 – Less than 20% of MSRP ! ~  The
Sussurro mk II features a 2 year warranty to the original


2 years


Cartridge Type
Fixed Coil

Stylus Type
O.C. Contact Line


Output Voltage

Available As Dual
Coil Mono


Stylus: Contact
Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature: OCL (Optimized Contour Contact Line) SELECTED
Cantilever: Ruby
Recommended tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 grams
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 10μm/mN (low compliance)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >34 dB, 50-15,000
>25 dB
Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output Voltage: ≥0.4 mV
DC Resistance (DCR): 10-11 Ω each channel
Coil: 2.75 mH each channel
Suggested Preamp Gain: 58-64 dB
Soundsmith Recommends: MCP2 Variable Loading Preamp
Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams
Loading: ≥ 470 Ω

Additional information

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