Our new medium output design, the Helios is otherwise technically identical to the Hyperion. The Hyperion is the cartridge of choice for the most esteemed audio equipment manufacturers. Why? Because when they exhibit their gear at Hi-Fi shows, they want their turntable, amplifier or speaker systems to sound the very best that they can! Peter Ledermann‘s radical design utilizes an actual “cactus spine” for the cantilever. The naturally tapered shape, stacked columnar fibers and desiccated resin damping fit the exact parameters of the perfect cantilever: Low mass, extreme rigidity, internal damping, and tremendous strength. Also available in a Dual Compliance Design for older Linear Tracking turntables as the Hyperion LT. Hyperion are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL stylus.
Also available in dual-coil mono.
Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
Stylus Type: Contact Line O.C. Contact Line
Output Voltage: 1.1 mV
Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes
Stylus: Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature
Selected diamond shapes: CL or Optimized (OCL)
Cantilever: Hand formed/treated selected Cactus “Spine”
Recommended tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 Grams
Effective tip mass: 0.30 mg
Compliance: 10μm/mN (low compliance) (LT), 12μm/mN vertical, 7 μm/mN horizontal
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >36 dB (LT: > 34dB), 50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <0.5 dB (Stereo) <1.0 dB (Mono)
Output voltage (Helios): 1.1 mV
Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams
Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: ≈ 10mm (0.4″)
Loading (Helios): ≥ 1.5 kΩ
Soundsmith has designed and manufactured – and repaired – varied types of audio equipment for over 35 years. Dedicated to producing the world’s most accurate vinyl sound reproduction, Soundsmith recently introduced its new top-of-the line moving Iron cartridge, the VOICE, which is touted as Soundsmith’s best sounding MM-preamp cartridge yet. As the nationally recognized leader in the field of high-end audio, home theater and home electronics, Overture is proud to include Soundsmith in our presentation of high-performance components. If you are interested in purchasing a Soundsmith product, you can trade-in any other brand electronic component or speaker on it by filling out Overture’s Trade-In Form.