SG-230 Strain Gauge Cartridge System
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.
SGS-1 Bonded Shibata/Aluminum Cantilever
SGS-2 Nude Elliptical, Aluminum cantilever
SGS-3 Special 1 mil radius conical (for vintage 48-49 records)
SGS-4 78 RPM stylus – special Soundsmith EQ in line circuit must be used
SGS-5 Nude Contact Line/Ruby Cantilever (standard design supplied with SG cartridge)
SGS-6 Nude “Optimized Contour” Contact Line/Ruby Cantilever
Dimensions (H x W x D)：139.7 x 361.95 x 273.05 mm