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FOR SALE: Soundsmith Hyperion Reference Cartridge

Item #649425275
Info: Soundsmith Hyperion Reference Cartridge

Asking Price:
USD $4800.00
Retail Price: USD $8000.00
Payment method: Cash, Paypal, Money Order, Money Wire, Interac/EMT
Ships to: Canada, United States
Shipping weight: 2.27 (kg) Calculate Shipping
Shipping Dimension: 25.40cm x 25.40cm x 15.24cm
Condition: 10 - Mint (?)
Date Posted: Nov 24, 18 6:33am (PST)
About Seller: dinder1
Portland, OR
United States
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Product Brand: Soundsmith
Product Model: Hyperion
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I am reluctantly selling my Soundsmith Hyperion cartridge. It has under twenty hours on it and while it is amazing, maybe the finest cartridge I have ever heard, I am putting money together for a large tonearm upgrade. While I need to sell it right now, I will certainly own another one in the future.

From the Soundsmith:

The truest testament to the quality and performance of any audio component is what others in that industry have to say about it. (see reviews links below!)

The HYPERION is the cartridge of choice for the most esteemed audio equipment manufacturers. Why? Because when they exhibit their gear at Hi-Fi shows, they want their turntable, amplifier or speaker systems to sound the very best that they can! Peter Ledermann‘s radical design utilizes an actual “cactus spine” for the cantilever. The naturally tapered shape, stacked columnar fibers and desiccated resin damping fit the exact parameters of the perfect cantilever: Low mass, extreme rigidity, internal damping, and tremendous strength. Also available in a Dual Compliance Design for older Linear Tracking turntables as the HYPERION LT. The Hyperions are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL stylus. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in the USA. Rebuild Price? $850 ~ Less than 20% of MSRP - The Hyperion features an industry first: A 10 year free retipping service for stylus wear to the original owner.

Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
Stylus Type: Contact Line O.C. Contact Line
Output: Low
Output Voltage: 0.4 mV

Additional Specifications
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature
Selected Diamond shapes: CL or Optimized (OCL)
Cantilever: Hand formed/treated selected Cactus "Spine"
Recommended tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 grams
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 10 μm/mN (low compliance) (LT) | 12 μm/mN vertical | 7 μm/mN horizontal
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >36 dB (LT: > 34dB), 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
Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams
Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: ≈ 10mm (0.4")
Loading: ≥ 470 Ω

I am new to this site and do not have any feedback. However, if you need any references, you can contact Jonathan Tinn from Chambers Audio or Mike Lavigne with any questions.

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