Soundsmith Paua and static electricity
Hello. I was concerned about the potential for static electricity to damage my Soundsmith Paua cartridge. I had experienced a static electric shock a couple of times when touching the Tonearm on my VPI Scoutmaster. So, I contacted Peter Lederman and asked him. He reassured me that, while static electricity can damage moving coil cartridges, it will not damage the Paua, which is a moving iron cartridge. Peter has always been very helpful and willing to answer my questions. Before the Paua, I had a Soundsmith Zephyr Mk II. Both are great cartridges; I really love the Paua. In any case, I wanted to pass along what I had learned and to laud Soundsmith and Peter Lederman for great products and customer service.