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Soundsmith Carmen ES MKII Phono Cartridge

Soundsmith Carmen ES MKII Phono Cartridge
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£995.00
(£829.17 Exc. VAT)
  

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  • Fixed Coil Phono Cartridge
  • Elliptical Stylus
  • High Output
  • Available As Dual Coil Mono
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Why buy from us?

Soundsmith Carmen MKII ES Series High Output Fixed Coil Phono Cartridge

Created out of the desire to make a very high performance design at an affordable price, the Carmen mk II was crafted to have unparalleled purity of tone and ultra-smooth presentation. Just slightly lush with a well-developed midrange, the Carmen is surprisingly pleasing and will seduce you into long, late listening sessions.  Rebuild Price? ~  $199 ~ 20% (or less) of MSRP, as always ! - The Carmen features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.

The stylus used is a large 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 Fixed Coil design 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.

Also available in dual-coil mono. 

Shipping typically 2-3 days
  • Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
  • Stylus Type: Elliptical
  • Output: High
  • Available As Dual Coil Mono
  • Type: Fixed Coil / Moving Iron
  • Mount: Standard ½”
  • Stylus: Elliptical Nude, 0.12 mm square
  • Radius of Curvature: 6 x 17 µm
  • Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 1.3 - 1.6 g Standard (Medium Compliance). 1.0 - 1.2 g (Special Order High Compliance)
  • Effective Tip Mass: 0.35 mg
  • Compliance: 22 µm/mN (Medium Compliance). 28 µm/mN (High Compliance)
  • Frequence Response: 15 - 45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB
  • Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz: > 26 dB. N/A (Mono version)
  • Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz: > 20 dB. N/A (Mono version)
  • Channel Difference: < 1.6 dB. < 1.0 dB (Mono version)
  • Output Voltage @ 5cm/sec: > 2.12 mV (HIGH)
  • DC Resistance (DCR): 680Ω
  • Coil Inductance per channel: 190 mH
  • Suggested Preamp Gain: 38 - 44 dB
  • Cartridge Weight: 9.20 g (ES series)
  • Recommended Load Resistance: ≥ 47kΩ
  • Recommended Load Capacitance: n/a

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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