Soundsmith Zephyr Mk III

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Soundsmith Zephyr Mk III
1 330,00 €  ovh 1 650,00 €
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The new Zephyr MK III has achieved what no other cartridge has done since its inception; rapid recognition as a leading force in phono cartridge design and performance.  

The Soundsmith Zephyr MkIII enjoys a great history, starting with the well loved VPI Zephyr  original, which evolved into the well known Zephyr MKII. In our effort to bring you even higher definition without increase in cost, we introduce the NEW Zephyr MKIII. It features a newly developed aluminum alloy - the same one we are now using in the Paua MKII, just released. This new metal alloy has unique dualistic properties, providing stiffness in the ranges required as well as damping exactly where its needed - and by the proper amount - in the most critical parts of the sonic spectrum. The result  is a cartridge that will slam your Rock and Roll while providing a new level of linearity and clarity for the most complex classical and jazz passages. 

Attached to our new cantilever material is a tiny new super low mass "High Profile" Contact Line diamond we have developed for the new Zephyr MKIII. This stylus traces more of the groove walls than a standard contact line, but avoids some of the alignment pitfalls that can occur with a high profile contact line design, allowing more azimuth alignment forgiveness than is normally possible with such designs. 

These improvements are paired with technology borrowed from our higher end line;  "Trickle Down" technology from a unique Dynamic Energy Management System (DEMS) developed by Soundsmith that moves the damped energy and propagates it properly within the cartridge body. This is a similar system we employ in the Soundsmith's well received and reviewed high end Sussurro Cartridge.

The new Zephyr MKIII is capable of truly remarkable separation and sound stage imaging at a level not previously achievable in a modestly priced design. The composite body and unique DEMS design work in tandem to contribute to the Zephyr MkIII's ability to produce high-end performance from a moderately priced cartridge. Be prepared to sit back and may have never really  heard your record collection before.

The Zephyr MkIII will provide a level of clarity and beauty that will make you take out your record collection and listen to it all over again.


Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil

Stylus Type: Contact Line

Output: High

Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes

Additional Specifications

Stylus: Ultra Low Mass Nude High Profile Contact Line

Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm 

Cantilever: New Soundsmith Aluminun Aluminum Alloy 

Recommended Tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 grams 

Effective tip mass: 0.28 mg 

Compliance: 10μm/mN (low compliance) 

Frequency response: 15-45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB 

28 dB, 50-15,000 >25 dB 

Channel difference: <1.0 dB (Stereo), <0.5 dB (Dual Mono operation- w/optimal VTF setting) 

Output voltage: 2.4 mV 

Cartridge weight: 10.27 grams 

Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: ≈ 10mm (0.4") 

Loading: ≥ 47 kΩ