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Old 02-09-2019, 12:58 PM
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Just checked the MD site - none left. Is this where you grabbed it from Maks? A great cartridge, looking fed to your review.
Try here: http://www.elusivedisc.com/Soundsmit...fo/SSMIPAU2CL/

I ordered mine from them and I think Maks did too. Still showing in stock, but I wouldn't wait too long.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:00 PM
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Here's few pics of the new Soundsmith Paua Mk. II mounted on the E-Flat arm. Terrific sounding cartridge.


Paua 1a.jpg

Paua 2a.jpg

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Old 02-09-2019, 02:47 PM
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Yes, Elusive is who I ordered through. I also picked up a counterintuitive as I'm not really looking forward to setting up a cart without it. Nice pics, Freddie!
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:06 PM
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Thanks guys!
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:54 PM
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The Paua has landed! Hopefully with the long weekend I'll get a chance to mount it.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:11 PM
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The Paua has landed! Hopefully with the long weekend I'll get a chance to mount it.
Glad to hear it. Keep us posted and take some pics.
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Hello everyone. New member here, although I've been on a few other audio boards for many years. I read this thread with great interest. I've been happy with my SS Zephyr MkII and also my Benz Wood SL on my VPI Avenger, but was looking at stepping up. After reading about the Paua and the Sussurro in reviews I felt the Sussurro MkII might integrate better in my system, but there's a nagging feeling that I shouldn't discount something like a Benz Gullwing SLR or LP-S. What I read here about the Paua sounds great, but I think the Sussurro still might be a better match for me.

Apologies for my first post being kind of OT.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:23 PM
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Welcome aboard! The Sussurro is supposedly more detailed, which I've found can be a bit of a problem IMO. I prefer things a little more laid back, but I wasn't in a position to compare the two head to head so I went with the Paua.

Looks like I got while the getting was good on the Paua as they're now sold out from Elusive.
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tonyptony... Welcome to AA!
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The Paua has landed! Hopefully with the long weekend I'll get a chance to mount it.
Make sure you use protection! Lol
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