Sumiko Blue Point No.2

High output moving coil cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 micron elliptical stylus

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Sumiko Blue Point No.2

Discontinued replaced by Blue Point No.3

Oyster Series


The Blue Point No. 2 has long set the performance standard for the savvy audiophile on a budget. Offering vinyl afficionados all the refinement and ability of a true moving coil, but delivering the output level of a moving magnet cartridge for easy system-pairing has proven too much for many cartridge manufacturers over the years, yet the Blue Point models deliver where others struggle.

The Blue Point No. 2 marries a low-mass cantilever to a powerful generator system for 2.5mV of output. It’s also constructed in a way that makes it easy to install onto virtually any tonearm/headshell, making it a flexible performer that has stood the test of time.

For information retrieval, the Blue Point No. 2 uses SUMIKO’s popular 0.3 x 0.7 micron elliptical stylus and boasts excellent tracking ability with enviable channel separation, for maximal musical enjoyment.

Key Features:
High Output Moving Coil cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 micron Elliptical stylus
Sound refinement of an MC with the output voltage of a typical MM design
Low-resonance body that’s easy to install to any common tonearm
Overhead mounting design
High output for easy matching to a phono stage
Easy to set-up and install

Sumiko Blue Point No.2 specifications

Frequency Response:
15Hz – 35kHz

Output Voltage:

Load Impedance:

Channel Seperation:
32dB @ 1kHz

Channel Balance:
<0.5dB@ 1kHz

Cartridge Type:
Moving Coil

Stykus Type:
Micron elliptical

15×10-6 cm/dyn

Tracking Force Range:
1.6 – 2.0g

Recommended Force:

Cartridge Weight:


Additional information





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

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