Zephyr MIMC


 Responding to the demand for a lower priced, low output design for those who own high gain preamps, the Soundsmith recently developed the Zephyr MIMC, which follows in the footsteps of the highly succesful high-output Zephyr II. The handcrafted Zephyr MIMC (Moving Iron for Moving Coil Preamps) is based on the world-famous Sussuro cartridge and captures the gist of the latter's sonic signature at a much more reasonable price. The Zephyr MIMC has been specifically designed to complement both unipivot arms and gimpaled bearing arms. It's sonic attributes include evenly balanced frequency response, dynamic shadings and remarkable detail retrieval; its slam will leave even the most die-hard analog buffs breathless.


Technical specifications

Stylus: Selected Contact Line low mass Nude Stylus

Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 uM

Cantilever: Boron

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 +/-  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 ZEPHYR: 0.4 mV

Cartridge weight: 10.27 Grams

Loading: >=470 Ω