The ZEPHYR MKIII employs “Trickle Down“ Technology from a unique Energy Distribution System within the cartridge body as used in the Soundsmith’s well-received high-end Sussurro Cartridge. The Zephyr MKIII features a newly developed Aluminum cantilever with contact line diamond stylus — capable of truly remarkable separation, sound stage and imaging. The new ES DEMS body design unique energy distribution system contributes to the Zephyr MKIII‘s ability to produce high-end performance from a moderately priced cartridge.
All Soundsmith cartridges are also available in true DUAL MONO.
ZEPHYR MKIII Technical Specifications
Stylus: Selected Contact Line low mass Nude Stylus
Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm
Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy
Recommended Tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 Grams
Effective tip mass: 0.32 mg
Compliance: 10μm/mN (low compliance)
Frequency response: 15-45,000 Hz ± 2.0 dB
Channel Separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >28 dB 50-15,000 >25 dB
Channel difference: <1.0 dB (Stereo) <0.5 dB (Dual Mono operation w/optimal VTF setting)
Output voltage: 2.4 mV
Cartridge weight: 12.2 Grams
Loading: ≥ 47 kΩ