Carmen Mk II Cartridge - ES Series

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Our Carmen design resolves high performance at an affordable price. A dramatic deep and wide soundstage, and ultra trackability. 

The Carmen MKII was created out of the desire to make a
very high performance design at an affordable price... Just slightly lush with a well developed midrange, the Carmen MKII is surprisingly pleasing and will seduce you into late listening sessions. The stylus used is a part of what makes it special; an ultralow mass cut and polished into a true Hyper-Elliptical shape. The combination of low tip mass and the Moving Iron gives 

the Carmen MKII a tremendous resolution advantage over MC designs selling for more than twice the price. Housed in our new ES DEMS body design, the Carmen MKII delivers. 

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 

SoundSmith Carmen Mk II Cartridge - ES Series

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