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SoundSmith Helios LT Medium-Output. Cartridge of Choice

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SoundSmith Helios LT Medium-Output Cartridge NEW and unbelievable performance

Now at True Audiophile

Trying to find a solid line of cartridges that allow an audiophile to reach a higher level of performance without the price penalty has been an incredible challenge.  After years of listening to just about every line of cartridges we are confident SoundSmith fulfills that criteria. --TA

"We listened to some music. The sound was not prickly or thorny at all. It was clean, clear, and immediate—bold and well-controlled—with vibrant colors and good senses of rhythm, touch, and scale." --- Stephen Mejias, Stereophile

SoundSmith's new medium output design, the Helios is otherwise technically identical to the Hyperion. The Hyperion is the cartridge of choice for the most esteemed audio equipment manufacturers.

Why? Because when they exhibit their gear at HiFi 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. Hyperion are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL stylus.

Also available in dual-coil mono.

 

Warranty

10 Year

Specifications

Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
Stylus Type: O.C. Contact Line
Output: Medium
Output Voltage: 1.1 mV

Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes

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: 10μm/mN (low compliance) (LT), 12μm/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 (Helios): 1.1 mV
Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams
Loading (Helios): ≥ 1.5 kΩ
Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams
Loading: ≥ 470 Ω

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