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Soundsmith Nautilus MKII

Regular price $3,999.95 USD
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"The Mezzo and the Nautilus can perform this sonic magic of sounding lifelike and with the exact intentions of the musician, whether it’s played in the concert hall, in the studio, or on electronic hardware and software. Both these cartridges made each record sound like the best sounding record I've ever heard. That is, until I played the next record.” - Tom Lyle, Enjoy The Music

Medium output design, otherwise identical to the Paua. The Paua is one of Soundsmith's most highly regarded top of the line low output cartridges. It has won numerous accolades & praise from users and reviewers around the word, including an “Editor’s Choice Award” in 2015 from TAS.


Cartridge Type

Special Order



Output Voltage

1.1 mV

Available As Dual Coil Mono

Yes ($300 additional)

Additional Specifications

Type: Fixed Coil / Moving Iron

Mount: Standard ½”

Stylus: Contact Line, Nude, 0.10 mm square

Radius of Curvature: Nude Contact Line SELECTED

Cantilever: Telescoping Aluminum Alloy

Recommended Tracking Force: 1.7 - 1.9 g

Effective Tip Mass: 0.30 mg

Compliance: 10 µm/mN

Frequence Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB

Channel Separation @ 1000 Hz: > 34 dB

N/A (Mono version)

Channel Separation @ 50 - 15,000 Hz: > 25 dB

N/A (Mono version)

Channel Difference: < 0.5 dB

< 1.0 dB (Mono version)

Output Voltage @ 5cm/sec: > 1.10 mV (MEDIUM)

DC Resistance (DCR): 110Ω

Coil Inductance per channel: 30 mH

Suggested Preamp Gain: 48 - 54 dB

Cartridge Weight: 10.25 g

Recommended Load Resistance: ≥ 1.5kΩ

Recommended Load Capacitance: n/a