Soundsmith Hyperion – Low Output, Fixed Coil Cartridge


Product Description


The truest testament to the quality and performance of any audio component is what others in that industry have to say about it.

The HYPERION is the cartridge of choice for the most esteemed audio equipment manufacturers. Why? Because when they exhibit their gear at HiFi shows, they want their turntable, amplifier or speaker systems to sound the very best that they can! Peter Ledermann‘s radical design utilizes an actual “cactus spine” for the cantilever. The naturally tapered shape, stacked columnar fibers and desiccated resin damping fit the exact parameters of the perfect cantilever: Low mass, extreme rigidity, internal damping, and tremendous strength. Also available in a Dual Compliance Design for older Linear Tracking turntables as the HYPERION LT. HYPERION’s are offered with a choice of CL or OC-CL styli.

Also available in a Linear Tracking (LT) version, contact us for more details.

Contact Line Nude, 0.100mm SQ
Radius of curvature Selected Diamond shapes:
CL or Optimized (OCL)
Hand formed/ treated selected Cactus „Spine“
Recommended Tracking force:
1.8 to 2.2 Grams
Effective tip mass:
0.30 mg
10μm/mN (low compliance) (LT) | 12μm/mN vertical | 7μm/mN horizontal
Frequency response:
20-20,000 Hz ± 1.0 dB
Channel Separation (stereo only):
1000Hz > 36dB (LT: > 34dB), 50-15,000 > 25dB
Channel difference:
<0.5dB (stereo)
<1.0dB (mono)
Output voltage:
Cartridge Weight:
10.25 Grams