Soundsmith Hyperion Reference Cartridge

$8,000.00

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

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The truest testament to the quality and performance of any audio component is what others in that industry have to say about it.

The HYPERION is the cartridge of choice for the most esteemed audio equipment manufacturers. Why? Because when they exhibit their gear at HiFi 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. Rebuild Price? $850  ~ Less than 20% of MSRP – The Hyperion features an industry first: A 10 year free retipping service for stylus wear to the original owner.

A new review of the Hyperion (Norway): http://www.audiophile.no/nb-no/item/2139-soundsmith-hyperion

A new review of the Hyperion **via Google translate: http://www.audiophile.no/nb-no/item/2139-soundsmith-hyperion

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Specifications
Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
Stylus Type: Contact Line O.C. Contact Line
Output: Low
Output Voltage: 0.4 mV
Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes

Additional Specifications
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature
Selected Diamond shapes: CL or Optimized (OCL)
Cantilever: Hand formed/treated selected Cactus “Spine”
Recommended tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 grams
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 10 μm/mN (low compliance) (LT) | 12 μm/mN vertical | 7 μm/mN horizontal
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >36 dB (LT: > 34dB), 50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output Voltage: ≥0.4 mV
DC Resistance (DCR): 10-11 Ω each channel
Coil: 2.75 mH each channel
Suggested Preamp Gain: 58-64 dB
Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams
Loading: ≥ 470 Ω

Additional information

Weight7 lbs
Dimensions12 × 12 × 12 in

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