Now that AXPONA 2023 is in the books, Part-Time Audiophile is looking forward to the next big high-end audio show–High End 2023 in Munich! One of the most exciting new product debuts will be the seven new products from the legendary Peter Ledermann of Soundsmith. Peter’s rooms at the audio shows are always a revelation, and his room at Munich will undoubtedly be a highlight.
Here’s the press release from Soundsmith:
We are looking forward to being in Munich this year after a long hiatus, in Halle 3, Stand N06/P07.
Come relax and listen in our sound cabin playing our full Soundsmith system featuring Soundsmith amps, preamps, speakers, Hyperion and Strain Gauge cartridges and two STST tables adorned with Schroeder reference tonearms. Below is a quick review of our 8 new products:
Soundsmith is proud to introduce the “MOSTUBE ONE” – a long lived solid state replacement for the most popular power vacuum tubes. Many years of development have resulted in this device, featuring extreme stability, automatic matching, no adjustment required, “tube” like sonics (2nd order products) with an automatic 30-50% power increase for your amplifier. Replaces the 6550, KT66 through KT150, EL34, 6L6 and more. No more wondering if your power tubes are failing due to age, or damage to your amplifier from internal tube failure.
Transimpedance Preamp MCP-5
Soundsmith’s NEW MCP-5 Transimpedance Preamp features ultra- clean sound from this transformer-less design, featuring our unique continuously variable gain from 60 to 80dB. Our new MCP-5 also boasts the industry’s lowest noise floor possible from a high gain transformer-less design. Gone is the variable “hit and miss” effort in wondering if your step up transformer is the right one for matching to your cartridge, or the potential degradation from ringing and non-linearity found in some transformer designs.
Hyperion and Sussurro TI Cartridges
To complement our MCP-5 and other industry Transimpedance phono preamp designs, Soundsmith’s new TI compatible Hyperion MKII-ES-TI and Sussurro MKII-ES-TI models are now
available. Many dealers who sell TI preamps have become aware that not all cartridges are compatible with these unique phono preamps. Now the wondering is gone with Soundsmith’s two new models.
Soundsmith IROX Unbreakable Cartridges!
They are finally here. Soundsmith’s new IROX BLUE-ES and IROX ULTIMATE-ES “Unbreakable” cartridges with enhanced performance. Now for the first time, no compromise needs to be made when you need an unbreakable cartridge for rugged use. No, the cleaning service can’t destroy it with a cleaning rag. No, the kids can’t break it either. The world’s first high performance no “oops” cartridge. From Soundsmith. Who else?
Signature Series Strain Gauge Breakthrough!
Another Soundsmith breakthrough. Our world class Strain Gauge systems have passed into another realm of quiet. Due to a novel NEW design of Strain Gauges invented here at Soundsmith along with a new preamp design, our Signature Series models now boasts an additional 21dB of reduced noise
floor. No, this is NOT a typo. What was by far the quietest phono system in the world is now far beyond that. Now, a completely noiseless system for those who demand the best analog anywhere and grasp what this breakthrough means.
Soundsmith “Hyperion MR” Cartridge
Soundsmith has developed a unique version of its highly praised Hyperion cartridge – one featuring not only additionally reduced internal moving mass but now a “Micro-Ridge” stylus –A novel stylus design that unusually maintains its response and play performance throughout its normal wear lifetime. Each one hand made by Soundsmith’s chief engineer, Peter Ledermann. Wear it out or destroy it by accident? Need a Rebuild? $950 always – Less than 10% of the MSRP.