Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC ☆ Hand-Made Low-Output Cartridge


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SKU: Zephyr MIMC Star
Brand: Soundsmith


Zephyr MIMC was our
entry-level to the high-performance world of Soundsmith’s MC-pre-compatible,
low-output cartridges. It brought a very nice portion of the performance
available in our higher-end MC-compatible cartridges (Paua, Sussurro, Hyperion)
to the more affordable sub-$2k category. Recently, Peter Ledermann decided to
see if he could stretch the limits of the MIMC’s performance even higher
without stretching past the $2k price point … little did any of us know how
far he would be able to take it! The updated Zephyr MIMC ☆ smashes
through sonic barriers with its new laser-drilled Sapphire cantilever and
select nude Contact-Line diamond stylus! This is probably the most important
Soundsmith model to have in your arsenal. It brings an astounding portion of the performance available only in our
top-level low output cartridges, and it does it for just $1,749.95 retail
(USD)! We’re so excited about this model that we’ve put together our best
promotion ever for it – we call it the “Golden Ticket” program: We
will be giving away Soundsmith products to customers who purchase the new
Zephyr MIMC ☆ via a Golden Envelope inserted into each Zephyr MIMC ☆ cartridge box,
ranging from EZ-Mount Screws to Strain Gauge 210 systems! We’ll be spreading
the news about this promotional
program very soon on Social Media, with specifically-targeted focus to the
countries where we are distributed. We want your customers to know all about
this extraordinary product, and this outrageously cool promotion! Come visit us
at High End 2016 in Munich, Hall 4 Booth T02 to see the Zephyr MIMC ☆ in person and
find out why now is the best time to be in business with SOUNDSMITH – makers of
the world’s best and most unique phono cartridges – – and the WORLD’S BEST
REBUILD POLICY! Also available
in dual-coil mono.

Made in  the
USA. Rebuild Price? $350 – Less Than 20% of MSRP, as always !
 The Zephyr MIMC Star features a 1 year warranty to the
original owner

 “At the
under $2000 price point, the new low output Soundsmith Zephyr MIMIC Star is an
overachiever that gives you a glimpse of the best in terms of non-mechanical,
artifact-free performance…” – Michael Fremer /


1 Year


Cartridge Type
Fixed Coil

Stylus Type
Contact Line


Output Voltage
.4 mV

Available As Dual
Coil Mono


Stylus: Selected
Contact Line low mass Nude Stylus
Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm
Cantilever:Laser Drilled Sapphire
Recommended tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 grams
Effective tip mass: 0.32 mg
Compliance: 10 μm/mN (low compliance)
Frequency response: 15-45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >28 dB, 50-15,000
>25 dB
Channel difference: <1.0 dB (Stereo), <0.5 dB (Dual Mono
operation- w/optimal VTF setting)
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

Weight 0.00000000 lbs


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