Soundsmith Modified Denon 103 GoldSoundsmith  Modified Denon 103 Gold Rare and SpecialVery rare and no longer available. But serviceable by Soundsmith in the future if needed.Soundsmith took the venerable 103 cartridge to a whole other level scrapping basically everything except the...425.00

Soundsmith Modified Denon 103 Gold Rare and Special [Expired]


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Very rare and no longer available. But serviceable by Soundsmith in the future if needed.

Soundsmith took the venerable 103 cartridge to a whole other level scrapping basically everything except the moving-coil drive system. Optimized nude line-contact diamond built onto a single crystal ruby cantilever. Everything then potted into a handmade wooden body with a brass top plate threaded to accept mounting screws. Rated 8/10 for age only.

14.4 grams of musical heaven. All the considerable virtues of the stock 103 mated now to outstanding detail retrieval and air.

Note: This is a VERY heavy cartridge and may require a heavyweight counterweight depending on your arm. My SME 309 handles it just fine.

I encourage you to read Ron Nagle's review in the June 2010 issue of enjoythemusic.com as well as trolling the analog enthusiast sites about this cartridge.

I am the original owner. The cartridge has about 250 hours of use and was purchased new from Soundsmith in 2012. I collect cartridges like my wife collects shoes :)

See my perfect feedback going back years and buy with confidence.

PLEASE NOTE: I do NOT accept paypal or any credit cards. Personal or cashier's check or USPS money order. No exceptions.

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