No, the wheel can be reinvented. While most get their music from the spinning disc - using MM or MC cartridges – there is an alternative.
The Soundsmith Strain Gauge uses ultra thin semiconductors to sense movement and create the signal. This means no phono stage, just an energizer unit.
So, is the Strain Gauge SG200 really that amazing? Yes. It’s sound is unburdened. It starts and stops faster than any other cartridge. It conveys true musical realism from deepest bass to airiest top – with a soundstage you can walk around.
Like all game changers, it’s something that will forever alter one’s perspectives as to what is possible from modern vinyl replay.
The Strain Gauge is worth serious travel to hear. So, when are you coming to listen?
Soundsmith Strain Gauge SG200- £££