Jun 182018

I didn’t think I was going to be able to get the Soundsmith Carmen Mk II phonograph cartridge review finished up over the weekend, but I was able to put in some long hours and get it finished up!

The new Soundsmith Carmen Mk II phonograph cartridge.

The Positive Feedback review of the Soundsmith Carmen Mk II phono cartridge is now live HERE!

I would like to thank Peter Ledermann for his recommendation and loan of his Soundsmith Carmen Mk II phonograph cartridge so I could write about it for you here at Jeff’s Place and for Positive Feedback.

The Soundsmith Carmen Mk II is one of the most musically enjoyable cartridges I’ve ever reviewed, and it was a real pleasure to write about it for all of you.

I am delighted that I now have a relatively affordable, warm, dimensional, musical, and relatively high output phonograph cartridge that I can easily recommend to music lovers everywhere!

As always, thanks for stopping by, and may the tone be with you!

 Posted by at 12:32 pm

  5 Responses to “The Positive Feedback review of the Soundsmith Carmen Mk II phono cartridge is now live!”

  1. Wow Jeff! I just read your review on PFO.

    A very nice in-depth review. Big compliments! I am so happy that there are stil reviewers who take the time to review in a very professional way a product. You are one of these reviewers!

    To read your review was very inspiring! I am also very happy to have met Peter Ledermann in Munich/München. It gives your review an extra special touch.

    With nice greetings,


    • Thank you so much for the kind words, Siedy, I really appreciate it! 🙂

      I absolutely adore Peter’s new Carmen Mk II phonograph cartridge for its superb balance of musicality and sonics.

      Next up is the new Zephyr Mk III and the MMP3 phono preamp!

      Kind regards,


  2. Jeff, I have read your audio writings for quite some time. I have found your comments and equipment selections interesting as they are not the typical audiophile “stuff.”

    I am currently considering the purchase of a not-so-expensive phono preamp. I have thought about the Soundsmith preamp in the past but the number of reviews on the unit are sparse. I realize you have a review coming but are there any opinions you can share now about the MMP3 Mk II phono preamplifier at this time?

    Best regards, Harold

  3. Jeff, I apologize for not being more thorough. I have found your comments from the two May postings where you cover the Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II. If you have anything to add, I would appreciate your thoughts.

    Thank you, Harold

    • Hi Harold,

      Thanks for the kind words, appreciated!

      I don’t know exactly when the review for the Soundsmith phono stage will be published, but it’s in the schedule and I’m working towards it.

      As my friend Yazaki-san would say, “Please wait for it!”

      Kind regards,


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