The Paua; adorned with seashell to remind us of the beauty of the sounds of the world all around us. Nature healing nature.
The Paua is one of Soundsmith‘s most highly regarded top of the line low output cartridges. Winner of numerous accolades and praise from users and reviewers around the world, including an “Editor’s Choice Award” in 2015 from TAS. Featuring ultralow internal moving mass, a specialized telescoping alloy cantilever and highly polished low mass nude Contact Line stylus, the Paua will add a unique quality of warmth and smoothness to any analog system without leaving behind all the critical details you want and need to hear. The Paua reaches new heights of stylus control and performance, as is confirmed by its incredibly high channel separation figures. We have accomplished a work of art with the Paua design, resulting in an unparalleled and sublime performance.
This is our new medium output design. All other technical specifications are identical to the PAUA.
PAUA/NAUTILUS Technical Specifications
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature: Nude Contact Line SELECTED
Cantilever: Telescoping Aluminum Alloy
Recommended Tracking force: 1.7 to 1.9 Grams
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 10μm/mN (low compliance)
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >34 dB, 50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo), <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage PAUA: 0.4 mV
Output voltage NAUTILUS: 1.1 mV
Cartridge weight: 10.25 Grams
Loading PAUA: ≥ 470 Ω
Loading NAUTILUS: ≥ 1.5 kΩ
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