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Soundsmith Sussurro ES MKII Phono Cartridge

Soundsmith Sussurro ES MKII  Phono Cartridge
(£4,162.50 Exc. VAT)

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  • Fixed Coil Cartridge
  • O.C. Contact Line Stylus
  • Low Output
  • 4mV Output Voltage
  • Available As Dual Coil Mono
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Why buy from us?

Soundsmith Sussurro MKII ES Series Low Output Fixed Coil Cartridge

The Sussurro ~ critical design decisions, realized. Lowest internal mass. Best damping. Esoteric stylus and cantilever. If you need to stay in constant contact, your cartridge has arrived.  

Inspired by Frank Schröder, designed and individually hand made by Peter Ledermann, Soundsmith's Sussurro is a cartridge designed to specifically address the most intricate and critical issues of cartridge design. The new MKII Sussurro has a newly designed moving iron element to reduce moving mass by 70%; extremely low stored energy, the new MKII damping system and an innovative energy distribution path to effectively transfer mechanical energy away from the cantilever through the cartridge body into the tone arm. So what does all this mean?

Low jitter. Jitter? You probably thought that was a term reserved for digital systems. Not so. Stylus jitter is responsible for loss of detail, and making a cartridge sound, well, like a cartridge. The Sussurro stays in constant contact with the record groove. If you are not in constant contact, you can’t hear what has truly been recorded.

Also available in dual-coil mono.

Shipping typically 1-3 days
  • Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
  • Stylus Type: O.C. Contact Line
  • Output: Low
  • Output Voltage: ,4mV
  • Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes
  • Type: Fixed Coil / Moving Iron
  • Mount: Standard ½”
  • Stylus: Contact Line, Nude, 0.10 mm square
  • Radius of Curvature: Optimized Contour Contact Line SELECTED
  • Cantilever: Ruby
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8 - 2.2 g
  • Effective Tip Mass: 0.30 mg
  • Compliance: 10 µm/mN
  • Frequence Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
  • Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz: > 34 dB. 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 (LOW)
  • 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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