Sumiko Pearl


Moving magnet cartridge with elliptical stylus

Sumiko Pearl

Oyster Series

The Sumiko Pearl is a truly unique and precious find within the sea of entry-level phono cartridges. With decades of accolades to its name, the Pearl’s smooth, natural sound reproduction breathes life into any recording with poise and transparency. Its diminutive price also belies its colossal ability to pull a complete sonic picture from each record it touches.

Rounding off the budget series with style and aplomb, the Pearl is an affordable audiophile marvel that’s sure to delight.

Key Features:
Moving Magnet cartridge with Elliptical stylus
Smooth, natural sound reproduction
Alloy tube cantilever
Overhead mounting design
High output for easy matching to a phono stage
Easy to set-up and install
RS Pearl replacement stylus available

Sumiko Pearl specifications

Frequency Response:
12Hz – 30kHz

Output Voltage:

Load Impedance:

Channel Seperation:
3dB @ 1kHz

Channel Balance:
<0.5dB@ 1kHz

Stylus Type:

12×10-6 cm/dyn

Tracking Force Range:
1.5 – 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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