Soundsmith Hyperion Mk II


Soundsmith Hyperion Mk II Pickup

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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. 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.

Also available in dual-coil mono.


* Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
* Stylus Type: Contact Line O.C. Contact Line
* Output: Low
* Output Voltage: .4 mV
* Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes

Additional Specifications

* 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 (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

Läs mer på: www.sound-smith.com



Soundsmith är en Pickup tillverkare som ligger norr om New York City. Soundsmith grundades 1972 av Peter Ledermann och har uppnått en kultstatus med sina pickuper i snart 5 årtionden. Soundsmith är Kanske mest känd nu för sin tillverkning och utveckling av Moving iron tekniken för sina pickuper. Idag är varje Soundsmith-produkt handgjord i Soundsmiths Peekskill, NY-fabrik med ett noggrant utvalt team av hantverkare och ingenjörer. Tillverkad i USA