SoundsmithSoundsmith has been established in New York State for 19 years and has gathered a first class reputation for repairing and restoring classic audio equipment. However, founder Peter Ledermann was formerly engineering director with two major US hi fi companies (Bozak and RAM Audio) and has continued to design and develop innovative audio products.
When Bang & Olufsen ceased manufacturing their phono cartridge range, Soundsmith negotiated the right to manufacture and reversed-engineered the manufacturing process. Sustained attention to materials, geometry and manufacturing tolerances have led to the introduction of Soundsmith's own range of moving iron cartridges.
Cartridge/preamp systems that redefine vinyl replay
Innovative low inertia cartridges for excellent tracking and dynamics
Classic zero feedback MOSFET design, 150 W/ch
Highly regarded classic stand-mount designs
For more background on Soundsmith, read the magazine article on building Soundsmith’s SMMC-1 by Stereophile magazine’s analogue guru Michael Fremer.
Soundsmith has an unrivalled reputation for retipping and rebuilding phono cartridges and they bring their expertise to bear in some of the most distinctive phono cartridges available.
The unique Strain Gauge system takes vinyl replay closer to the source recording than any other phono cartridge - an audition is highly recommended. Read Strain Gauge owners' testimonials here.