Soundsmith – Hyperion MKII

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

The Hyperion has been chosen as the cartridge to show off manufacturers equipment performance at HiFi Shows the world over. When they want their turntable, tone arm, amplifier or speaker system to shine, the Hyperion is at the start of the chain.

This really is the pinnacle of cartridge design and briliant engineering. This radical design uses an actual cactus spine for the cantilever. This almost perfect tapered, stacked columner design

CARMEN MK II Technical Specifications

Stylus: Nude Elliptical, 0.120mm SQ Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm
Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy
Recommended Tracking force: 1.3-1.6 gm
Effective tip mass: 0.35 mg
Compliance: 22 μm/mN
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
Channel Separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >26 dB 50-15,000 >20 dB
Channel difference: <1.6 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage: 2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 9.2 Grams
Loading: ≥ 47 kΩ

Hyperion RRP $14,640.00