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Soundsmith SG-230 Strain Gauge Cartridge System
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Soundsmith SG-230 Strain Gauge Cartridge System

£13,332.50 Exc. VAT |  


Soundsmith SG-230 Strain Gauge Cartridge System

Soundsmith’s SG cartridges are not magnetic cartridges, and do not require RIAA equalization - flat response is automatically produced by virtue of their being "displacement" measuring devices, as opposed to magnetic "voltage generating velocity dependent" devices. The cartridge works extremely well in all medium to high mass arms with standard 4 wire tone arm wiring. Due to the cartridge being non-inductive, it is far less sensitive to cabling in the tone arm and from the arm to the preamp when compared to any other cartridge design.

Our new SG-230 is a full-function system preamp with Strain Gauge circuitry as well as 4 line inputs and remote control over input selection, volume and muting. It features balanced +15dB variable outputs and single ended fixed outputs. The balanced outputs are available via split phase RCA jacks, convertible to XLR with our supplied RCA to XLR adapters. The +15dB balanced variable output is made available via RCA jacks which configures the output of the SG-230 into a highly adaptable unit, allowing easy bridging of two stereo amplifiers into double power mono blocks, subwoofer driving, biamping or sourcing into a secondary system. The fixed level outputs may be used for recording or sourcing into a second system, and are not affected by the volume control. 

The supplied SG cartridge comes with the SG-5 stylus assembly as standard, however, you may purchase the system with the SG-6 stylus for a surcharge of £100 at the time of ordering.


Like all SG preamps, the SG-230 features an auto-mute circuit that protects your system and speakers from transients due to an accidentally dropped styli. The front panel defeatable auto-mute also allows quiet introductions to playing or recording your vinyl.

All SG systems feature user replaceable styli, however, due to the nature of the cartridge design, styli are individually matched to each cartridge. If additional styli are desired, it is highly advisable to order them with your system order.

The SG-230 is supplied in mahogany wood case as standard, black wood is also available on special order.



    width height depth   weight
Product Name inches cm. inches cm. inches cm.   lbs. kg.
SG-200   6.250 15.875 3.500 8.890 9.750 24.765   3.00 1.36
IN SHIPPING BOX 10.000 25.400 6.000 15.240 16.250 41.275   6.92 3.14
SG- 200 (wood case) 7.625 19.368 5.000 12.700 10.625 26.988   7.00 3.18
IN SHIPPING BOX 16.000 40.640 16.000 40.640 16.000 40.640   15.00 6.80
SG-210   6.250 15.875 3.500 8.890 10.000 25.400   3.00 1.36
IN SHIPPING BOX 10.000 25.400 6.000 15.240 16.250 41.275   6.92 3.14
SG-210 (wood case) 7.625 19.368 5.000 12.700 10.875 27.623   7.50 3.40
IN SHIPPING BOX 16.000 40.640 16.000 40.640 16.000 40.640   15.50 7.03
SG-230   12.750 32.385 3.625 9.208 10.000 25.400   7.00 3.18
SG-230 (wood case) 14.250 36.195 5.500 13.970 10.750 27.305   14.00 6.35
IN SHIPPING BOX 24.000 60.960 12.000 30.480 20.000 50.800   24.00 10.89

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