The Sussurro MKII ~ critical design decisions, realized. Lowest internal mass. Best damping. Esoteric stylus and cantilever.
Inspired by Frank Schröder, designed and individually hand made by Peter Ledermann, Soundsmith‘s Sussurro is a cartridge designed to specifically address the most intricate and critical issues of cartridge design. The new Sussurro MKII has a newly designed moving iron element to reduce moving mass by 70%. The resulting extremely low stored inertia, with a newly engineered damping system and innovative energy distribution path, allows proper coupling into the tone arm. So what does all this mean?? Low jitter. Jitter? You probably thought that was a term reserved for digital systems. Not so. Stylus jitter is responsible for loss of detail, and making a cartridge sound, well, like a cartridge.
Features & Specifications
|Stylus||Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ|
|Radius of curvature||OCL (Optimized Contour Contact Line) SELECTED|
|Recommended Tracking force||1.8 to 2.2 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||0.4 mV|
|Cartridge weight||12.2 Grams|
|Loading||≥ 470 Ω|