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Soundsmith Hyperion ES MKII Phono Cartridge

Soundsmith Hyperion ES MKII Phono Cartridge
(£6,665.83 Exc. VAT)

Delivery In 1-3 Days

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  • Fixed Coil Phono Cartridge
  • Contact Line O.C. Stylus
  • Low Output
  • 0.4 mV Output Voltage
  • Available As Dual Coil Mono
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Why buy from us?

Soundsmith Hyperion MKII ES Series Low Output Phono Cartridge

The HYPERION is the cartridge of choice for the most esteemed audio equipment manufacturers. Why? Because when they exhibit their gear at Hi-Fi 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.

The Hyperions are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL stylus. Each one hand crafted by Peter Ledermann - Made in  the USA. Warranty: 10 Years Parts and Labour.

Shipping typically 1-3 days
  • Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
  • Stylus Type: Contact Line O.C. Contact Line
  • Output: Low
  • Output Voltage: 0.4 mV
  • Available As Dual Coil Mono
  • Type: Fixed Coil / Moving Iron
  • Mount: Standard ½”
  • Stylus: Contact Line, Nude, 0.10 mm square
  • Radius of Curvature: Contact Line or Optimized Contact Line
  • Cantilever: Hand formed/treated selected Cactus "Spine"
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8 - 2.2 g
  • Effective Tip Mass: 0.30 mg
  • Compliance: 12 μm/mN vertical, 7 μm/mN horizontal. 10 μm/mN (LT version) 
  • Frequence Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
  • Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz: > 36 dB. > 34 dB (LT version). N/A (Mono version)
  • Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz: > 25 dB, N/A (Mono version)
  • Channel Difference: < 0.5 dB. < 1.0 dB (Mono version)
  • Output Voltage @ 5cm/sec: > 0.40 mV
  • DC Resistance (DCR): 10Ω
  • Coil Inductance per channel: 2.75 mH
  • Suggested Preamp Gain: 58 - 64 dB
  • Cartridge Weight: 12.2 g (ES series)
  • Recommended Load Resistance: ≥ 470Ω
  • 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 (5-7 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £50 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (2-3 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

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.


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


  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 12 months to 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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