Nov 012018

My Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II Phono Preamplifier review is now live at Positive Feedback! You can read it HERE.

It has been a real pleasure writing this three part series about the Soundsmith Carmen Mk II (HERE), Soundsmith Zephyr Mk III (HERE), and the Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II Phono Preamplifier.

Seldom do I run across such high-performance audio products at such an affordable price, and I must say it is very refreshing. 

Hint: I sent Peter Ledermann an email inquiring about purchasing the review samples, and if that isn’t the ultimate praise and recommendation I don’t know what is.

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

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  2 Responses to “The Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II Phono Preamplifier Review is Now Live at Positive Feedback!”

  1. Thanks Jeff…. I want to thank you again for your blog. You got me back into hi fi for the enjoyment of music. I was fed up with the the latest and greatest, ever increasing costs and decreasing lack of heart in the industry when I discovered you while re searching for DYI power cords like the one Bob Crump came up years back. (That guy had heart!) It was right around the time you were writing about the Beldon, WE wire, and McIntosh amps. That with your search for musicality in a system as opposed to the ‘audiophile’ nit piks, had me hooked. What a relief! I don’t have to spend money I will never have to hear music the way I love. Through my heart. It makes me cry, laugh, swoon in amazement both artistically and sonically, and dance. I have for years known in my being, world peace begins with people sharing what we love together. It can bridge huge gaps. So well done sir!
    I have an Aikido Noval preamp and this Soundsmith MMP3 Mk II has me thinking I could easily mount it into the chassis, wire it up and have a sweet one box unit for space considerations. Using a Sonic Frontiers SFP-1 Sig now, so we’ll see. I’ve spoken to Peter Ledermann before, so may run it by him. Be happy to pass on any info how it works out if I get around to it.
    Thanks again Jeff for rekindling the sweet fire…. and all the best with your mama. Been dealing with similar stuff these days.

    • Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for the great comment, I truly appreciate the kind words. 🙂

      Musicality is king for me and I keep searching out those components that excel in musicality. What I’m finding is that musicality is out there, and it’s not terribly expensive, which is good news!

      Vintage gear, like the Mac’s (and quite a few others), or the Altec loudspeakers, or the tinned-copper wire, or Garrard or Thorens turntables, and now the Soundsmith cartridges and phono pre, all score high on the musicality scale, and they aren’t ridiculously priced.

      Peter Ledermann knows what music sounds like, and you can hear it in his designs. Ditto for the designers of the vintage gear, who designed gear to sound like music, because no one had dreamed up all the audiophile nonsense yet that drives designers to over-emphasizes recording artifacts and such.

      Thanks for the comment about my Mom, she’s been going through a rough time lately, and sorry to hear you’re experiencing the same sort of thing, it’s a rough go for sure.

      All the best to you, Chuckee!

      Kind regards,


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