"At the under $2000 price point, the new low output Soundsmith Zephyr MIMIC Star is an overachiever that gives you a glimpse of the best in terms of non-mechanical, artifact-free performance..." - Michael Fremer / analogplanet.com


Recently, Peter Ledermann decided to see if he could stretch the limits of the MIMC's performance even higher without stretching past the $2k price point ... little did any of us know how far he would be able to take it!


The updated Zephyr MIMC ☆ DEMS smashes through sonic barriers with its new laser-drilled Sapphire cantilever and select nude Contact-Line diamond stylus!


This is probably the most important Soundsmith model to have in your arsenal. It brings an astounding portion of the performance available only in our top-level low output cartridges.

Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC ☆ New DEMS model

    • Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
    • Output: High
    • Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes
    • 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


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