Zephyr Mk III Cartridge - ES Series

by SoundSmith

$1,499.95
OR

The Zephyr MKIII has achieved what no other cartridge has done since its inception . . . rapid recognition as a leading force. 

The Soundsmith Zephyr MKIII phono cartridge employs  “Trickle Down“ Technology from a unique Energy Distribution System within the cartridge body as used in the Soundsmith’s well-received high-end Sussurro Cartridge. The Zephyr MKIII features a newly developed Aluminum cantilever with contact line diamond stylus — capable of truly remarkable separation, sound stage and imaging. The new ES DEMS body design unique energy distribution system contributes to the Zephyr MKIII‘s ability to produce high-end performance from a moderately priced cartridge. 

ZEPHYR MKIII Technical Specifications 

  • Stylus: Selected Contact Line low mass Nude Stylus 
  • Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm 
  • Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy 
  • Recommended Tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 Grams
  • Effective tip mass: 0.32 mg
  • Compliance: 10μm/mN (low compliance) 
  • Frequency response: 15-45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB 
  • Channel Separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >28 dB 
  •                                                            50-15,000 >25 dB
  • Channel difference: <1.0 dB (Stereo) 
  •                                   <0.5 dB (Dual Mono operation w/optimal VTF setting)
  • Output voltage: 2.4 mV 
  • Cartridge weight: 12.2 Grams 
  • Loading: ≥ 47 kΩ

SoundSmith Zephyr Mk III Cartridge - ES Series

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