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Norma Cartridge

by SoundSmith

$1,999.95
OR

Medium output, otherwise identical to Aida; itself a triumph of Soundsmith Engineering, Stereophile Class “A” rated, a rarity at its price point – and for good reasons. The Aida employs a single crystal Ruby Cantilever and our Optimized Contour Line Contact Stylus; we did this to resolve the challenges of playing the inner grooves with the same level of confidence as the outer.

Specifications:

  • Cartridge Type:  Special Order
  • Output:  Medium 
  • Output Voltage:  1.1 mV 
  • 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
  • Cantilever:  Ruby
  • Recommended Tracking Force:  1.3 - 1.6 g Standard (Medium Compliance)
  •                                                     1.0 - 1.2 g (Special Order High Compliance)
  • Effective Tip Mass:  0.30 mg
  • Compliance:  22 µm/mN (Medium Compliance)
  •                       28 µm/mN (High Compliance)
  • Frequence Response:  20 - 20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
  • Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz:  > 30 dB 
  •                                                      N/A (Mono version)
  • Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz:   > 25 dB
  •                                                                 N/A (Mono version)
  • Channel Difference:   < 1.0 dB
  •                                    < 1.0 dB (Mono version)
  • Output Voltage @ 5cm/sec:  > 1.10 mV (MEDIUM)
  • DC Resistance (DCR):  110Ω
  • Coil Inductance per channel:  30 mH
  • Suggested Preamp Gain:  48 - 54 dB
  • Cartridge Weight:  6.80 g
  • Recommended Load Resistance:  ≥ 1.5kΩ
  • Recommended Load Capacitance:  n/a

The above information is from the manufacturer.
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Soundsmith Norma Cartridge

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