High quality cartridge handmade in the US.
Less than 100 hours use - a very conservative estimate. I bought this to use while my Soundsmith Paua was being rebuilt. I thought the rebuild would take quite a while - turns out it only took a few weeks. As a result, this cartridge has very little use. You'll get a high quality cartridge at a big discount.
I will send in the original Soundsmith wooden box safely packaged inside a second box.
Here's some info from the mfg:
Our Carmen design resolves high performance at an affordable price. A dramatic deep and wide soundstage, and ultra trackability. Created out of the desire to make a very high performance design at an affordable price, the Carmen was crafted to have unparalleled purity of tone and ultra-smooth presentation. Just slightly lush with a well-developed midrange, the Carmen is surprisingly pleasing and will seduce you into long, late listening sessions. The stylus used is a large part of what makes it special; an ultra-low mass occlusion free nude diamond cut and polished into a true hyper-elliptical shape. The combination of low tip mass and the fixed coil design gives the Carmen a tremendous resolution advantage over MC designs selling for more than twice the price. Housed in a handmade solid Ebony case, the Carmen delivers.