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Sumiko Amethyst Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

$999.00 inc. GST

  • Moving Magnet (MM)
  • Nude Line-Contact Diamond replaceable Stylus
  • 2.5mV Output


Easily our most ambitious moving magnet cartridge to date, the Amethyst features a nude Line-Contact stylus and an upgraded generator assembly providing ultra-low noise, hair-raising dynamics, and superior tracking. This unique setup benefits from the same physically-generated electromotive forces fundamental to MM designs which accurately recreate the original sound of any recording. The Amethyst is an easy choice when looking for the most performance possible along with the versatility to pair well with nearly any phono stage on the market.


Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet (MM)
Stylus: Nude Line-Contact
Cantilever material: ⌀0.5mm aluminum
Wire material: copper
Internal Impedance: 700Ω
Load Impedance: 47kΩ
Frequency Response: 12Hz – 35kHz
Output Voltage: 2.5mV @ 1kHz
Channel Separation: 30dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Compliance: 12×10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Recommended load capacitance: 100pF – 200pF
Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°
Tracking Force: 1.8g – 2.2g
Recommended Force: 2.0g
Cartridge Weight: 6.5g

Replacement Stylus Unit:
RS Amethyst

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