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Sumiko - Blackbird

 (Low Output Phono Cartridge)




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Classified by Acoustic Sounds as a medium output (0.7mV), this benchmark cartridge is designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possible 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 consistency.

Technical Specifications

Cartridge Type:
Low output MC

Stylus Type:
Low mass elliptical

Long grain Boron

Dynamic Compliance:
12x10-6 cm/dyne

Frequency Response:

Output Voltage/Channel:


Load Impedance:
>100 Ohms

Channel Separation:
35db (1KHz)

Channel Balance:
0.5dB @ 1kHz

Tracking Force Range:
1.8 ­ 2.2 grams

Cartridge Weight:
9.6 grams

Mounting System:
Standard 0.5” hole spacing

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