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Sumiko Blackbird Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

$2,099.00 inc. GST

  • Moving coil (MC)
  • Low-mass Elliptical Diamond (non replaceable)
  • Available in High Output 2.5mV (47kΩ load for MM input) or Low Output .7mV (100Ω load for MC input)
  • Made in Japan
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The SUMIKO Blackbird has long been regarded as providing the most performance per dollar you can find in the industry. With the level of performance and clarity of many cartridges twice its price, the Blackbird was designed for exceedingly low noise levels, exceptionally wide dynamic range, and the highest possible fidelity in its price class. The Blackbird has already become a veritable analog classic and is sure to delight many more discerning ears for years to come.

By offering a low-output version of the Blackbird at 0.7 mV, we have taken advantage of a low-mass cantilever assembly to provide even faster response time and superior dynamics. With the right preamplification, the low-output Blackbird takes all of the performance features of the standard version and pushes them to the next level with the improved tracking that lightweight coils afford.

Additional information




Cartridge Type: Moving Coil (MC)
Stylus Type: low-mass Elliptical
Cantilever: long-grain boron
Dynamic Compliance: 12×10-6 cm/dyn
Frequency Response: 10Hz – 50khz
Output Voltage: High 2.5mV or Low 0.7mV
Load Impedance: High 47kΩ (MM input) or Low >100Ω (MC input
Channel Separation: 35db @ 1kHz
Tracking Force Range: 1.8g – ­2.2g
Recommended Force: 2.0g
Cartridge Weight: 9.6g

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