Sumiko Rainer


The Oyster Series’ premium Moving Magnet cartridge

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Sumiko Rainer

Oyster Series

The Oyster Series’ premium Moving Magnet cartridge range features four models with a matching aesthetic, all named after a different type of Oyster.

The Rainier is a venerable cartridge which expands on the company’s legacy for smooth, natural sound reproduction in its affordable cartridge models. After years of development, the Rainier features an integrated body and generator system that significantly reduces internal resonances. Finished with an expertly shaped elliptical stylus, the Rainier is capable of extracting even the more nuanced musical details.

The Rainier utilises the same cartridge body as the Olympia and Moonstone, allowing for easy stylus upgrades as your listening system progresses.

Key Features:

Moving Magnet
Elliptical stylus
Smooth, natural sound reproduction
Low-resonance body and generator system
Pure copper internal wiring
Overhead mounting design
High output for easy matching to a phono stage
Easy to set-up and install
RS Rainier, Olympia and Moonstone replacement stylus available

Sumiko Rainer specification

Frequency Response:
15Hz – 25kHz

Output Voltage:

Internal Impedance:

Load Impedance:

Channel Seperation:
25dB @ 1kHz

Channel Balance:
1.5dB@ 1kHz

Stylus Type:

10×10-6 cm/dyn

Tracking Force Range:
1.8g – 2.2g

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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