Soundsmith Paua MkII MI Cartridge 0.4mV (CL Stylus, Low Compliance)
An Unparalleled Warranty! Retip is only $550 and is guaranteed for a Full Year!
The NEW Paua MKII: adorned with sea shell to remind us of the beauty of the sounds of the world all around us. Nature healing nature.
Derived from the acclaimed Sussurro Cartridge, The Soundsmith Paua (pronounced POWah) Moving Iron Cartridge delivers a level of performance that rivals the world's most celebrated moving-coil cartridges for a mere fraction of the cost!
The Paua is one of Soundsmith's most highly regarded top of the line low output cartridges. It has won numerous accolades and praise from users and reviewers around the word, including an “Editor’s Choice Award” in 2015 from TAS. Now we introduce the new Paua MKII, employing a newly developed Aluminum alloy used to fashion the MKII's cantilever into a precision acoustic and mechanical lever. It features stiffness in the ranges required, while providing critical damping in other sections of the acoustic spectrum. The result is an even better Paua, a cartridge that gets raves from its owners!
Featuring ultra-low internal moving mass, a specialized telescoping newly developed alloy cantilever and highly polished low mass nude Contact Line stylus, the Paua MKII will add a unique quality of warmth and smoothness to any analog system without leaving behind all the delicate musical details you want and need to hear. The Paua MKII reaches new heights of stylus control and performance, as is confirmed by its incredibly high channel separation figures.
Soundsmith has accomplished a work of art with the Paua MKII design, resulting in an unparalleled and sublime performance.
"If I had to live with just one cartridge, I would choose the Paua..." - Jeff Dorgay, TONEaudio No. 36, April 2011
An Unparalleled Warranty:
The Paua Cartridge is covered for a full one year. Retip is less than 15% of the retail ($550). An absolutely unheard of warranty for cartridges. Made in the USA, the Soundsmith cartridges are the best long term values around!
• MC Preamp compatible
• Ultra low effective moving mass resulting in superlative transient and micro detail performance
• Telescoping Aluminum Alloy Cantilever / Selected nude Contact Line diamond stylus
• Composite body featuring impedance matched energy transmission system. For the first time it is possible to enjoy the virtues of our low effective moving mass
architecture with the finest step ups and phono preamps for truly amazing vinyl replay.
• 1 Year Warranty
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature: Nude Contact Line SELECTED
Cantilever: Telescoping Aluminum Alloy
Recommended Tracking force: 1.7 to 1.9 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)
Output Voltage: 0.4 mV
DC Resistance (DCR): 10-11 O 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 O