Soundsmith Cartridge - Carmen

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Regular Price: $1,399.00

Special Price $1,249.00

Availability: In stock


The Created out of the desire to make a very high performance design at an affordable price. Just slightly lush with a well-developed midrange, the Carmen is surprisingly pleasing and will seduce you into late listening sessions.

The stylus used is a part of what makes it special; an ultra-low mass occlusion free nude diamond cut and polished into a true hyper-elliptical shape. The combination of low tip mass and the Moving Iron gives the Carmen a tremendous resolution advantage over MC designs selling for more than twice the price. Housed in a handmade solid Ebony case, the Carmen delivers.


Stylus: Nude Elliptical, 0.120mm SQ

Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm

Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy

Recommended Tracking force:12mN / 1.2 gm (high) 14mN / 1.4 gm (medium)

Effective tip mass: 0.35 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 >26 dB 50-15,000 >20 dB

Channel difference:<1.6 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)

Output voltage: 2.12 mV

Cartridge weight: 6.8 Grams

Loading: ≥ 47 kΩ

Additional Information

Record Label Soundsmith
Music Genre No