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Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC Star

Price:  $900.00
Original Price: $1,799.00
Days/Views:  70 / 142 (Posted 2023-09-20)
Condition: 8/10 Very Good
More Info at: Sound-smith Zephyr MIMC Star
Seller:  MAS   (Contact Seller)
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Feedback:  5.0/5.0

I have finished my vinyl digitization project, and am selling my analog system including this Soundsmith MIMC Star cartridge. This cartridge played 1100 sides on a once retipped stylus - approximately 366.7 hours. ( I kept track of my recording progress in a spreadsheet. Sides counted, hours approximated based on 20 minute sides). All albums cleaned with VPI MW-1 Cyclone before play. Cleaned after every side with record research lab LP#9, and applied stylast #5 before each album. Rated 8 solely for the number hours, cartridge is perfect sonically and cosmetically.

I loved the tracking ability of the MIMC Star, and clear transparent sound. I traded a Zephyr MM for this cartridge, and appreciated the extra resolution. I also loved the reasonable retipping fees. I paid $368 in 2018 for a retip in 2018. I used it with the Rogue Audio Ares phono preamp.

Stylus: Selected Contact Line low mass Nude Stylus; Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm; Cantilever:Laser Drilled Sapphire; Recommended tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 grams; Effective tip mass: 0.32 mg; Compliance: 10 μm/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: ≥0.4 mV; DC Resistance (DCR): 10-11 Ω each channel; Coil: 2.75 mH each channel; Suggested Preamp Gain: 58-64 dB; Soundsmith Recommends: MCP2 Variable Loading Preamp; Cartridge weight: 10.25 grams; Loading: ≥ 470 Ω

I have additional seller feedback on ebay (masiebers) and audiogon (msiebers). At my asking price, I will include paypal fees and shipping.

Payment and Shipping
Pay By: Paypal, Money Order/Certified Check
Ship Weight: 2 lbs.
Ships From: 54467 (Plover, WI)
Ships To: USA Only
Shippers/Payer: FedEx / Paid by: Buyer
Shipping Notes: (none)

More Seller Info
Seller:  MAS   (Contact Seller)
(Other Seller Items For Sale)
Membership:  Audiophile
Asylum Feedback:  5.0/5.0
Location:  United States
Registered on:  2002-02-26
Posts:  2325

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