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SG 230 STRAIN GAUGE Cartridge System

SG 230 STRAIN GAUGE Cartridge System

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The 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 Soundsmith 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 monoblocks, subwoofer driving, bi-amping 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 SGS-5 stylus assembly as standard, however, you may purchase the system with the SGS-6 stylus for an extra surcharge 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 auto-mute also allows quiet introductions to play or record 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 a mahogany wood case as standard, black wood is also available as a special order.

Soundsmith Strain Gauges are sold as systems ~ Cartridge and choice of preamp 


Cartridge Type = Strain Gauge

Stylus Type = Conical Elliptical Shibata Contact Line O.C. Contact Line

Output = Specialty

Available As Dual Coil Mono = No

SG-230 Dimensions:

Width = 361mm

Depth = 273mm

Height = 139mm

Weight = 6.35kg

Replacement Styli Options

SGS-1 Bonded Shibata/Aluminum Cantilever ~ inquire for pricing
SGS-2 Nude Elliptical, Aluminum cantilever ~ inquire for pricing
SGS-3 Special 1 mil radius conical (for vintage 48-49 records) ~ inquire for pricing
SGS-4 78 RPM stylus special Soundsmith EQ inline circuit must be used ~ inquire for pricing
SGS-5 Nude Contact Line/Ruby Cantilever (standard design supplied with SG cartridge)
~ If Purchased separately ~ inquire for pricing
SGS-6 Nude “Optimized Contour” Contact Line/Ruby Cantilever ~ inquire for pricing
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