Soundsmith Aida MI Cartridge 2.12mV (Medium Compliance)
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Only $1499.99! Regularly $1999.99! You Save $500!
An Unparalleled Warranty! Retip is only $350 and is guaranteed for 2 Full Years!
The Aida employs a single crystal Ruby Cantilever and our Optimized Contour Line Contact Stylus; Soundsmith did this to resolve the challenges of playing the inner grooves with the same level of confidence as the outer. How did they do this? The unique stylus shape of their OCL stylus has a "sharper" playing surface on the faceted diamond, allowing it to ride easily in the groove modulations of even the most difficult passages and high frequency information that other cartridges simply cannot trace. The result - a truly superb cartridge, surpassing top MC designs with air, focus and sound staging no cartridge at this price should be able to achieve.
Also available in dual-coil mono.
An Unparalleled Warranty:
The Aida Cartridge is covered for 2 full years. Retip is less than 20% of the
retail ($350). An absolutely unheard of warranty for cartridges. Made in the
USA, the Soundsmith cartridges are the best long term values around!
• Fixed Coil Cartridge Type
• Contact Line Stylus Type
• High Output
• Available as Dual Coil Mono
• Workmanship on this product is warranted for 2 full years
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
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 ± 2.5 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >30 dB, 50-15,000 >20 dB
Channel difference: <1.0 dB (Stereo), <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage (Aida): 2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: approximately 10mm (0.4")
Loading (Aida): Greater than or equal to 47 kohm
2 Year Warranty
||Soundsmith Aida Rocks
|This baby rocks. I have a Clearaudio Concerto which gets a little more detail out of the groove, but I use the Aida when I want some serious dynamics and fun. It is perfect for rock and jazz where concerto may have an edge for soft classical and voice. Also the Concerto is just too fragile and expensive to fix. All Soundsmiths are relatively easy and cheap to fix.|