Trade In Pricing:
Only $799.99 with Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III Cartridge trade in! (Working or Non-Working Qualifies!)
Trade instructions: If you purchase this cartridge with a trade-in, please note when you check out your total will show the normal sale price of this item and NOT the trade in price. However, when we process your order, you will be charged ONLY the trade in price. When you have received your new Sumiko cartridge, please carefully pack and ship your trade-in cartridge to us (see our website for address).
The Sumiko Songbird cartridge is great at providing some excitement to otherwise anemic classical system setups!
The Songbird comes in at a much needed price point perfect for launching the part-time audiophile into some serious listening. As its name suggests, this open-architecture moving coil cartridge excels at providing colorful and rich vocals, and highlights the powerful low and mid-end of funk and rock. The long 7-micron stylus face will handle different cutting angles well, and this cartridge is also great at providing some excitement to otherwise anemic classical system setups.
"The Songbird produced blasts of detail resolution, transient precision, dynamic slam and spatial delineation that modestly priced MMs canít deliver... If you want to try a high output moving coil cartridge thatís well-built, reasonably priced does everything well, and resolves sufficient detail to make you sit up and take notice without making you feel as if youíre dissecting instead of listening to music, Sumikoís new Songbird is a well-voiced, high performance choice I donít think youíll regret making." -Michael Fremer, analogplanet.com
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Stylus: 0.3 x 0.7 micron Elliptical
Cantilever Material: Coated aluminum pipe
Wire Material: Pure copper
Internal Impedance: 135 Ohms
Load Impedance: 47 kOhms
Frequency Response: 12Hz - 40kHz
Output Voltage: 2.5mV
Channel Separation: 30dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance: Less than 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Compliance: 12x10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Recommended load capacitance: 100pF - 200pF
Vertical tracking angle: 20 degrees
Tracking Force: 1.8g - 2.2g
Recommended Force: 2.0g
Cartridge Weight: 8.5g