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Soundsmith Sussurro MKII

Regular price $4,999.95 USD
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The Sussurro ~ critical design decisions, realized. Lowest internal mass. Best damping. Esoteric stylus and cantilever. If you need to stay in constant contact, your cartridge has arrived.

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 MKII Sussurro has a newly designed moving iron element to reduce moving mass by 70%; extremely low stored energy, the new MKII damping system and an innovative energy distribution path to effectively transfer mechanical energy away from the cantilever through the cartridge body 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. The Sussurro stays in constant contact with the record groove. If you are not in constant contact, you can’t hear what has truly been recorded.

Also available in dual-coil mono ($300 additional).


Cartridge Type

Fixed Coil

Stylus Type

O.C. Contact Line



Output Voltage


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: Optimized Contour Contact Line SELECTED

Cantilever: Ruby

Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8 - 2.2 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: > 0.40 mV (LOW)

DC Resistance (DCR): 10Ω

Coil Inductance per channel: 2.75 mH

Suggested Preamp Gain: 58 - 64 dB

Cartridge Weight: 12.2 g (ES series)

Recommended Load Resistance: ≥ 470Ω

Recommended Load Capacitance: n/a