Zephyr MK III ES Cartridge
The Soundsmith Zephyr MKIII enjoys a great history, starting with the well-loved VPI Zephyr original, which evolved into the well known Zephyr MKII. In their effort to bring you even higher definition without an increase in cost, Soundsmith introduced the NEW Zephyr MKIII. It features a newly developed aluminum alloy - the same one we are now using in the Paua MKII, just released. This new metal alloy has unique dualistic properties, providing stiffness in the ranges required as well as damping exactly where it's needed - and by the proper amount - in the most critical parts of the sonic spectrum. The result is a cartridge that will slam your Rock and Roll while providing a new level of linearity and clarity for the most complex classical and jazz passages.
Fixed Coil, Made in USA
For over 30 years, Soundsmith has built great cartridges in Peekskill, NY.
Smaller Brother to Famous Sussurro
Using much of the tech in the high-end Sussurro, you get high-end performance in a mid-priced cartridge, now in its new MKIII version.
The Zephyr MkIII will provide a level of clarity and beauty that will make you take out your record collection and listen to it all over again.
All Soundsmith cartridges are handmade to order in Peekskill, NY. Peter Ledderman, the founder of Soundsmith, makes many of them himself. Peter is always striving for the next level of perfection and is constantly tinkering with his cartridge designs for the ultimate in performance Your cartridge can even be custom-tuned for your system based upon your turntable and phono preamp setup.
The new Zephyr MK III has achieved what no other cartridge has done since its inception; rapid recognition as a leading force in phono cartridge design and performance. It also follows Soundsmith's tradition for our complete line of cartridges - full restoration and stylus rebuilding when the time comes at 20% of its price ~ $250 for rebuild. And they can do it many times over for you. Imagine that - A new Zephyr MKIII cartridge for $250, every time it's needed.
|Cartridge Type||Fixed Coil|
|Cartridge Weight||10.27 grams|
|Stylus Type||Line Contact|
|Tracking Force Range||1.8 - 2.2|