Sumiko - Celebration

Sumiko - Celebration




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Absolute Sound Editors' Choice 2005

For over five years SUMIKO has provided the Celebration Pearwood Signature to music lovers seeking the musical experience of the finest and most expensive phono pickups at a more reasonable cost. New advances in material technology and construction techniques have allowed for a significant improvement in sound quality and have resulted in the creation of this new Mark II version.

Improvements to the original Pearwood Celebration include a brand new handcrafted Pearwood cartridge body, refined long-grain boron cantilever, and most notably a new ultra low-mass Ogura Jewel Co. P9 Stylus (Vital Design). In addition, a new, machined billet Teflon back plate features custom hollow and tapered brass mounting pins for ease of installation. These refinements result in a cartridge that offers more extended high frequencies along with bass extension and an extremely articulate mid-band range. . The Pearwood Celebration II embodies all the virtues that over 25 years of experience in designing and distributing the finest in analog products.

Technical Specifications

  • Cartridge type: Moving Coil
  • Suspension: Synthetic Rubber
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-40kHz +/- 1.5dB
  • Output voltage/Channel: 0.5mV (3.54 cm/sec., 1kHz)
  • Channel Separation: 30dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Optimum Tracking Force: 2.0 grams
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.9 – 2.2 grams
  • Dynamic Compliance: (x10-6 cm/dyne) 12
  • Internal Impedance: 30 Ohms
  • Capacitance Range: 100 – 300 pf
  • Cantilever: Long Grain Boron
  • Stylus: Ultra low-mass Ogura Jewel Co. P9 Stylus
  • Output Terminals: Unique gold plated tapered brass pins
  • Load Impedance: 100-1k Ohms
  • Cartridge Weight: 7.0 grams
  • Mounting System: Standard 0.5" hole spacing, threaded M2.5

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