Sumiko Blackbird

£1,349.00

By offering a low-output version of the Blackbird at 0.7 mV, Sumiko have taken advantage of a low-mass cantilever assembly to provide even faster response time and superior dynamics

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Sumiko Blackbird

Sumiko Blackbird

The Sumiko Blackbird is the result of Sumiko’s quarter century of service to analogue devotees.

For Music lovers who value the expressiveness, and emotional authenticity, available only from analogue records.

It builds upon the strengths of, and lessons learned from The Blue Point Special, no aspect of the cartridge’s design was left to chance.

By offering a low-output version of the Blackbird at 0.7 mV, Sumiko have taken advantage of a low-mass cantilever assembly to provide even faster response time and superior dynamics.

With the right pre-amplification, the low-output Blackbird takes all of the performance features of the standard version and pushes them to the next level with the improved tracking that lightweight coils afford.

With the level of performance and clarity of many cartridges twice its price, the Blackbird was designed for exceedingly low noise levels, exceptionally wide dynamic range, and the highest possible fidelity in its price class.

The Blackbird has already become a veritable analogue classic and is sure to delight many more discerning ears for years to come.

Key Features:

  • Moving coil cartridge with low mass elliptical stylus with long-grain boron cantilever
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Carefully crafted by hand
  • Low mechanical impedance system
  • Standard 0.5” hole spacing mounting system
  • Available in two output versions, to suit any listening system

Specifications Sumiko Blackbird

Specifications Sumiko Blackbird

Blackbird Low Output

Frequency Response: 12Hz – 50kHz
Output Voltage: 0.7mV
Load Impedance: >100Ω
Channel Seperation: 35dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance: <0.5dB@ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Low-mass Elliptical
Compliance: 12×10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 – 2.2g
Recommended Force: 2.0g
Cartridge Weight: 9.6g
EAN: 844682006833

Blackbird High Output

Frequency Response: 10Hz – 50kHz
Output Voltage: 2.5mV
Internal Impedance: 135Ω
Channel Seperation: 35dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5dB@ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Low-mass Elliptical
Compliance: 12×10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 – 2.2g
Recommended Force: 2.0g
Cartridge Weight: 9.6g
EAN: 844682000008

Brand

Sumiko

Sumiko

Phono Cartridges

Since the production of the first Sumiko cartridge in 1982, Sumiko has been focused on creating phono cartridges that combine state of the art technical performance with the practical requirements of superb tracking and a musical, non-fatiguing, sonic presentation. From their budget-friendly Oyster Moving Magnet models, to their Low Output Moving Coil Reference cartridge designs, all Sumiko Cartridges are hand-built in Japan by skilled artisans to excel at the reproduction of analogue music

Additional information

Version

High Output, Low Output

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