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Sumiko Starling Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

$2,999.00 inc. GST

  • Low Output Moving Coil (MC)
  • Micro-Ridge Diamond tip (non replaceable)
  • .5mV Output
  • Made in Japan


Our new flagship open-architecture moving coil cartridge uses the same resonance-reducing body design as the Songbird, but introduces a long-grain boron cantilever and a Micro-Ridge stylus. This allows the Starling to render the grandeur of an orchestra while still preserving air and space, and also realize every detail of a nuanced Jazz recording with its responsive dynamics and deep silences. The mechanical silence of the Starling concedes a dynamic linearity across the entire spectrum that allows it to handle even the most demanding passages with effortless poise and convincing drive.


Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Stylus: Micro-Ridge
Cantilever Material: boron
Wire Material: pure copper
Load Impedance: >100Ω
Frequency Response: 12Hz – 50kHz
Output Voltage: 0.5mV
Channel Separation: 35dB @ 1kHz
Compliance: 12×10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°
Tracking Force: 1.8g – 2.2g
Recommended Force: 2.0g
Cartridge Weight: 9.5g

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