Soundsmith Strain Gauge cartridge and preamp system review

Soundsmith's cartridge and amp system is revolutionary kit that rewrites the rules about vinyl playback

By  from TechRadar Issue 324

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"This revolutionary approach to vinyl replay delivers truly exceptional results, with a clean, sweet clarity. A wide range of feature options are available, the only disadvantage being the very high initial purchase price"
For
  • Radical approach brings an exceptionally sweet and clean sound to vinyl replay
  • Freedom from time-smear
  • Unusually good vocal intelligibility
Against
  • Price is very high
  • Dynamics could perhaps be more vigorous and exciting
  • Styling leaves something to be desired
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