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Sumiko - STARLING Low-Output MC cartridge




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Our new flagship open-architecture moving coil cartidge 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.

Technical Specifications:

  • Cartridge Type:     Moving Coil
  • Stylus:     Micro-Ridge
  • Cantilever Material:     boron
  • Wire Material:     pure copper
  • Internal Impedance:     28Ω
  • Load Impedance:     >100Ω
  • Frequency Response:     12Hz - 50kHz
  • Output Voltage:     0.5mV
  • Channel Separation:     35dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance:      <0.5dB @ 1KHz
  • Compliance:     12x10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz
  • Recommended Load Capacitance:     100pf - 200pF
  • Vertical Tracking Angle:     20°
  • Tracking Force:     1.8g - 2.2g
  • Recommended Force:     2.0g
  • Cartridge Weight:     9.5g

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