Sumiko Pearl | Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge
Sumiko Pearl | Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge
Sumiko Pearl | Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

Sumiko Pearl | Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

Regular price$119.00

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Get Next-Level Sound Without Exhausting Your Budget with Sumiko Pearl Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

  • Principle: Moving Magnet
  • Physically compatible with most tonearms on the market
  • Dynamic, smooth, incredibly musical, evenly-balanced cartridge with enticing highs, decisive mids, and deep well-rounded bass
  • Each cartridge handcrafted in Yokohama, Japan

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Classic Moving Magnet Phono Pickup

Seated atop the entry-level range of classic Oysters, Sumiko's classic Pearl phono cartridge has been dazzling listeners for decades. Physically compatible with most tonearms on the market and a perfect fit for any MM system, it’s a reminder that one doesn’t have to exhaust their budget to achieve next-level sound quality. Dynamic yet smooth and incredibly musical, it’s an evenly-balanced cartridge with enticing highs, decisive mids & deep, well-rounded bass. Pearl introduces a 0.3 x 0.7mil elliptical stylus, heightening detail retrieval, adding brilliance & improving on the stereo imaging of its sibling Black Pearl.

Classic Oysters

Over 40 years and worldwide, Sumiko's classic Oyster series has left thousands of captivated listeners in its wake. The series is comprised of their Oyster (MM), Black Pearl (MM), Pearl (MM), Blue Point No. 2 (HOMC) & Blue Point Special EVO III (H & LOMC) — each capable of delivering a degree of refinement you have yet to hear from your turntable system. The cartridges have established themselves over decades as high-value gems that dependably out-perform listeners’ expectations for their dollar. Marked by honesty in analog reproduction, the Oyster Series remains true to what’s in the groove, impressively and convincingly voiced to bring you closer to your music.

Hand-Crafted in Japan

From Oyster to Reference, each Sumiko phono cartridge is crafted by hand in Yokohama, Japan — near the waters where their namesake Oysters dwell. The finest materials have been ear-selected to deliver performance that has enlightened generations of listeners. Each design is thoroughly auditioned until perfected. Production is then executed by world-class cartridge makers with a collective eye for precision & quality. The result is a full horizon of cartridges eager to introduce themselves to your analog system — we firmly believe there’s a perfect cartridge for you here.

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  • Design Principle: Moving Magnet
  • Weight: 6g
  • Dimensions: 11.6mm x 20.3mm x 27.2mm
  • Stylus: 0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical
  • Cantilever: Aluminum Pipe
  • Coils: High-Purity Copper
  • Internal Impedance: 1130Ω
  • Load Impedance: 47kΩ
  • Frequency Response: 12Hz – 30kHz
  • Output: 4mV @ 1kHz
  • Channel Separation: 30dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Compliance: 12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
  • Capacitance: 100pF – 200pF
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 25°
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.5g – 2.0g
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2.0g
  • Replacement Stylus Unit: RS Pearl
  • Sumiko Cartridge 1 Year Warranty

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