Reveal the Magic

For over 40 years, Sumiko has provided the finest array of phono cartridges to discriminating analog enthusiasts around the world. Sumiko is driven by a collective passion for making the best sound possible in the analog format, and they have done so while striving to develop the best sounding designs in each price class to best complement different music systems.

Sumiko’s current phono cartridge offerings reveal the magic within your treasured collection of vinyl recordings.

 

Sumiko Products

Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

 
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Oyster Series

In picture: Rainer. Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet

Our first offering in the new Oyster line-up is the venerable Rainier, which continues the Pearl’s legacy for smooth, natural sound reproduction. After years of development, we are proud to introduce an all-new integrated body and generator system that significantly reduces internal resonances. With the ability to change to the Olympia or Moonstone stylus allows for upgrades with out replacing the entire cartridge.

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+Amethyst Specs

Easily our most ambitious moving-magnet (MM) cartridge to date, the Amethyst features a nude line-contact stylus and an upgraded generator assembly providing ultra-low noise, breathtaking dynamics, and exceptional trackability. This unique setup takes advantage of the powerful electro-motive forces inherent to MM cartridge designs that help give your playback some punch, while still outperforming most comparable moving-coil cartridges.
Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 35 kHz
Output Voltage: 2.5mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 30 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Nude Line-Contact
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 6.5 grams

+Moonstone Specs

The Moonstone is an outstanding tracker with excellent frequency response and convincing dynamics that are normally only found in much more expensive cartridges. Excellent tonal balance and a coherent soundstage makes this cartridge a perfect choice for any music lover.
Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 33 kHz
Output Voltage: 3.0mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 30 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: 0.3 x 0.7 μM Elliptical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 6.5 grams

+Pearl Specs

The Pearl’s frequency response is smooth and extended with exceptional channel separation across the frequency spectrum. Its elliptical stylus and sophisticated generator allows the Pearl to retrieve more detailed information from your records.
Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 30 kHz
Output Voltage: 4.0mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 30 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.5 - 2.0 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 6.0 grams

+Blue point special evo III Specs

(High) The BPS EVO III raises the performance bar even higher at this highly-competitive price point. Its tonal balance is remarkably smooth, exhibiting a fundamental richness and overall warmth without sacrificing musical detail and resolution.
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 40 kHz
Output Voltage: 2.5 mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 30 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: 0.3 x 0.7 μM Elliptical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 8.3 grams

(Low) We decided to offer the EVO III in a low output configuration. All the great attributes of the EVO III are now available in a low output version that offers faster response time and superior dynamics.
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 40 kHz
Output Voltage: 0.5 mV
Load Impedance: > 100 Ω
Channel Separation: 30 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: 0.3 x 0.7 μM Elliptical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 8.3 grams

+Olympia Specs

Utilizing a better stylus and cantilever, the Olympia improves on the Rainier in every aspect. More dynamic punch and improved frequency response makes this an excellent choice for Rainier owners looking for an upgrade.
Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 30 kHz
Output Voltage: 4.0mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 30 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 1.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 6.5 grams

+Black Pearl Specs

The Black Pearl incorporates a reliable and tried cartridge body with an improved cantilever and the same spherical stylus as the Oyster. This combination achieves an overall richer output from the cartridge, including greater channel separation and wider frequency response. Its diminutive price belies its colossal ability to pull a complete sonic picture from every record it touches.
Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet
Frequency Response: 18 Hz - 27 kHz
Output Voltage: 4.0mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 28 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 1.0 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Spherical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 6.0 grams

+Blue Point No.2 Specs

The Blue Point No. 2 has long set the performance standard for the savvy audiophile on a budget. The high-output moving-coil design affords you the responsiveness of a low-mass cantilever without requiring a huge investment in the phono section of your system. Compatible with any moving-magnet phono preamp and virtually any tonearm you can throw at it, the Blue Point No. 2 is a flexible performer at a great price that has stood the test of time as a steal in value.
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 35 kHz
Output Voltage: 2.5 mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 30 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 1.0 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: 0.3 x 0.7 μM Elliptical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 6.3 grams

+Rainier Specs

Our first offering in the new Oyster lineup is the venerable Rainier, which continues the Pearl’s legacy for smooth, natural sound reproduction. After years of development, we are proud to introduce an all-new integrated body and generator system that improves performance all around. With the ability to upgrade the stock stylus to the Olympia or Moonstone makes this the perfect entry-level cartridge that will not disappoint for years to come.
Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 25 kHz
Output Voltage: 5.0mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 25 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 1.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 6.5 grams

+Oyster Specs

The bonded spherical stylus and rugged generator assembly of the Oyster makes it perfect for those seeking a cost-effective moving-magnet cartridge that can be used in a wide range of applications. Our most affordable offering will still elevate the performance of nearly any entry-level turntable it adorns.
Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet
Frequency Response: 30 Hz - 20 kHz
Output Voltage: 4.0mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 25 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 1.0 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Spherical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.5 - 2.5 g
Recommended Force: 2.3 grams
Cartridge Weight: 5.3 grams


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Reference Series

In picture: Songbird. Cartridge Type: Moving Coil

The Songbird comes in at a much needed price point perfect for launching the part-time audiophile into some serious listening. As its name suggests, this open-architechture moving coil cartridge excels at providing colorful and rich vocals, and highlights the powerful low and mid-end of funk and rock. The long 7 micron stylus face will handle different cutting angles well, and this cartridge is also great at providing some excitement to otherwise anemic classical system setups. 

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+Songbird Specs

Exceptional performance is achieved by the open-architecture body design and rigid generator housing that prevents the buildup of both external and internal resonances and that create distortions common to closed-body designs.
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 40kHz
Output Voltage: 2.5mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 30 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 8.5 grams

+Pearwood Celebration II Specs

The Celebration II returns the excitement of analog’s glory days. The sound of the Celebration II is the deliberate product of both Sumiko’s many years of experience fine-tuning sound and our continuing desire to reveal the most vibrant and exciting colors of analog.
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Frequency Response: 12Hz - 50kHz
Output Voltage: 0.5mV (3.54cm/sec. 1kHz)
Load Impedance: 100 - 1k Ohms
Channel Separation: 30dB at 1kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5dB at (1kHz)
Stylus Type: Ogura P9 Stylus
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 7.0 grams

+Starling Specs

Our new flagship open-architecture design builds on the strengths of the Songbird. With the addition of a long-grain boron cantilever and a MicroRidge stylus, the Starling offers significant improvements in resolution and dynamic range over the Songbird.
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Frequency Response: 12Hz - 50kHz
Output Voltage: 0.5mV
Load Impedance: 100Ω
Channel Separation: 35 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Microridge
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 9.5 grams

+Palos Santos Presentation Specs

Featuring a new generator anchoring system which substantially improves rigidity and thus reduces resonance and background noise to previously unheard-of levels. The long-grain boron cantilever and MicroRidge stylus significantly improve acoustic resolution over the Celebration II.
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 50 kHz
Output Voltage: 0.5mV
Load Impedance: 100 - 1,000Ω
Channel Separation: 30 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Micro-Ridge
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 8.3 grams

+Blackbird Specs

(High) Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range, and the highest possible fidelity in its price class. A nude line-contact stylus fitted to a long-grain boron cantilever results in superior tracking, extended low frequency response, and increased dynamic range.
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 50 kHz
Output Voltage: 2.5mV
Load Impedance: 47 kΩ
Channel Separation: 35 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Nude Line-Contact
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 9.6 grams

(Low) Now offered with a 0.7mV output. The low output Blackbird offers even faster response time and superior dynamics due to its low-mass coils. The Blackbird Low has earned the reputation of being a new analog classic
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 50 kHz
Output Voltage: 0.7mV
Load Impedance: 100Ω
Channel Separation: 35 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5 dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Nude Line-Contact
Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Cartridge Weight: 9.6 grams

 

Reviews

“Anyone getting into vinyl would be hard pressed to find a better value than the Moonstone! It offers superior tracking abilities, overall balanced presentation, and a sonic signature more akin to MC cartridges of ten years ago than the the moving magnet cartridges of yore!” 

— Positive-Feedback

“Most of the time, I was bowled over by how well the little Starling presented me with a huge world of music.”


— Sound stage Ultra

“The Oyster Rainier offered a lovely, warm sound with a wide range of recordings, but could still kick up its heels as required.”

— Sound stage Access

 

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