• Sumiko Blue Blackbird High Output MC Cartridge
  • Sumiko Blue Blackbird High Output MC Cartridge
  • Sumiko Blue Blackbird High Output MC Cartridge

Sumiko Blue Blackbird High Output MC Cartridge

$1,625.00

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Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possilbe fidelity in its price class, Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic. Each cartridge is assembled using time honored, labor intensive techniques, hand calibrated and critically auditioned to meet the most rigorous standards of consistancy. 

The main advantage of high output moving coil cartridges is the elimination of any additional gain stages, resulting in an overall reduction of the noise floor. With 2.5mV directly driving a standard 47k Ohm RIAA phono stage, the best possible signal to noise ratio is realized. Nothing but music emerges from your most treasured recordings.

Blackbird has a big, rich sound with great dynamic range, excellent inner detail and as always, Sumiko's characteristic powerful rhythmic drive. Featuring a lightweight and ultra-rigid line-grain boron cantilever and a hot-rodded rigid generator assembly, Blackbird represents a big step forward for Sumiko cartridges. Those familiar with Sumiko's previous offerings will be very surprised at how much of a sonic improvement Blackbird represents.

Weighing it at 9.6 grams, Blackbird is compatible with most tonearm setups, but will work best with a higher mass arm or one with a heavy counterweight. The nude design eliminates resonance and excess weight, allowing the generator assembly and cartridge wires to be visible, an exotic visual treat. Blackbird is a High-Output Moving Coil design, with an output of 2.5 mV, so it is fully compatible with the MM section of most phono stages.

       

Specifications:

 Cartridge Type High output MC
Stylus Type Low Mass Elliptical
Cantilever Long Grain Boron
Dynamic Compliance (x10-6 cm/dyne)12
Frequency Response 10Hz-50Khz
Output Voltage/Channel 2.5 mV
Internal Impedance 135 Ohms
Channel Separation 35dB @ 1kHz
Chanel Balance 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Tracking Force Range 1.8 - 2.2 grams
Cartridge Weight 9.6 grams
Mounting System Standard 0.5" hole spacing
Sumiko Blue Blackbird High Output MC Cartridge

Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possilbe fidelity in its price class, Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic. Each cartridge is assembled using time honored, labor intensive techniques, hand calibrated and critically auditioned to meet the most rigorous standards of consistancy. 

The main advantage of high output moving coil cartridges is the elimination of any additional gain stages, resulting in an overall reduction of the noise floor. With 2.5mV directly driving a standard 47k Ohm RIAA phono stage, the best possible signal to noise ratio is realized. Nothing but music emerges from your most treasured recordings.

Blackbird has a big, rich sound with great dynamic range, excellent inner detail and as always, Sumiko's characteristic powerful rhythmic drive. Featuring a lightweight and ultra-rigid line-grain boron cantilever and a hot-rodded rigid generator assembly, Blackbird represents a big step forward for Sumiko cartridges. Those familiar with Sumiko's previous offerings will be very surprised at how much of a sonic improvement Blackbird represents.

Weighing it at 9.6 grams, Blackbird is compatible with most tonearm setups, but will work best with a higher mass arm or one with a heavy counterweight. The nude design eliminates resonance and excess weight, allowing the generator assembly and cartridge wires to be visible, an exotic visual treat. Blackbird is a High-Output Moving Coil design, with an output of 2.5 mV, so it is fully compatible with the MM section of most phono stages.

       

Specifications:

 Cartridge Type High output MC
Stylus Type Low Mass Elliptical
Cantilever Long Grain Boron
Dynamic Compliance (x10-6 cm/dyne)12
Frequency Response 10Hz-50Khz
Output Voltage/Channel 2.5 mV
Internal Impedance 135 Ohms
Channel Separation 35dB @ 1kHz
Chanel Balance 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Tracking Force Range 1.8 - 2.2 grams
Cartridge Weight 9.6 grams
Mounting System Standard 0.5" hole spacing
$1,625.00 In Stock

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