Kudos, accolades and
many “Product of the Year” awards. The pinnacle of High Output designs – from
Soundsmith – of course.
introduction in 2009, The Voice has won numerous
"product-of-the-year" awards and is – in Peter Ledermann’s words
–"probably the best High Output cartridge in production today." Our
design goal was to produce the lowest moving mass high output design possible
using novel and advanced technology. Featuring a single crystal Ruby Cantilever
and our Optimized Contour Line Contact Stylus, we developed a specialized
metallurgy for the low mass moving iron system.
A cartridge that
disappears. After all, if it sounds like a “record" it’s wrong. The
cartridge should bring your directly to the performance; not stand between you
and the music.
Also available in
Each one hand
crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in the USA. Rebuild Price? $450 -
Less than 20% of MSRP ! ~ The Voice features a 1 year
warranty to the original owner.
of my cartridge [Clearaudio Concerto] wasn’t possible, my search led to
Soundsmith’s The Voice. It's probably my last cartridge. Dynamics,
imaging and scale are all important, but transparency is my personal holy grail
and that is one of many places where The Voice shines. It’s a
The Voice also has a
v-shaped extension over the cantilever and stylus that makes it tough to
damage. Having knocked off the cantilever of my previous cartridge twice
because it protruded well beyond the front, that’s a big deal for me.
Almost as important
is the man behind Soundsmith, Peter Ledermann. Considering the breadth
and artistry embodied in the design of his cartridges, he’s remarkably
responsive and accessible. I have talked with Peter on several occasions
and he is not only there to help and advise but he is truly a gentleman.
One of the perks of our audiophile obsession is the opportunity to talk
personally with some of its best designers."
-- Chris Bennion
"The Voice will
wring every last drop of performance from it at a price that, in a world where
most competitors go for two, three and four grand (up to ten large), is
extremely reasonable and probably a great bargain. It is easily a reference
quality cartridge with the added edge of being supremely musical, which is why
Peter is going to have to pry this thing from my cold, bloody hand to get it
back!"- James Darby, StereoMojo
Available As Dual
Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ selected for low noise
Radius of curvature: OCL (Optimized Contour Contact Line)
Recommended tracking force: 1.3 - 1.6 gm (standard medium Compliance);
1.0 - 1.2 grams for special order High Compliance
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 28 μm/mN (high), 22 μm/mN (medium)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ±1.0 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >30 dB, 50-15,000
Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo), <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage (The Voice): 2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Loading (The Voice): ≥ 47 kΩ