Soundsmith Strain Gauge



We have a brand new Strain Gauge (still sealed in the factory box) as a result of a client deciding to upgrade to one of the Signature series strain gauges (SG-610). These pick up and phono combinations are truly some of the best systems available for vinyl enthusiasts with serious decks and great collections of music on LPs. Typically the wait is about 8-12 weeks but now can take as long as 16 weeks because they are hand made by Peter Ledermann, the master artisan behind Soundsmith.

If you are looking for something truly unique and wonderful and want it now, email me at I will be happy to talk to you about the Strain Gauge systems. The SG-210 features both +15dB single ended variable outputs and fixed outputs. The +15 dB variable outputs allow using the SG-210 directly with your power amplifier, eliminating the requirement for a line amplifier in a vinyl playback system. They may also be used to match levels with other line sources in a multi-source system. The fixed level outputs may be used for recording or sourcing into a second system, and are not affected by the volume control.

This SG-210 was purchased with an SG-5 stylus and a spare SG-6 stylus as a backup ($1000 value). The stylii are made at the same time as the preamp so that they are matched to each other. We are providing the spare stylus as part of this sale at no cost. 

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