Sumiko Wellfleet Phono Cartridge, New

$499

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Sumiko Phono Cartridges is pleased to premiere Wellfleet, the newest addition to the Rainier collection. The brand has applied and upgraded its award-winning design of the Moonstone cartridge, retuning the suspension for optimal performance of a nude elliptical diamond with the existing generator and resonance-optimized housing found in the rest of the Rainier series.

Wellfleet utilizes a highly polished nude elliptical stylus, eliminating the bonding between the stylus tip and shank. With the new assembly, excessive mass in the shank is cut away to further reduce tip mass, resulting in a faster, more direct, and more accurate response of the stylus’ movement by the cantilever and magnet. Sonically, this increases speed and focuses central images, pulling them toward the listener with a heightened sense for detail.

With the Wellfleet, vocals are immediate, clear, and detailed, the warmth of human vocal work becomes more apparent with hints of rasp and emphasized subtleties, boosted by tight and well controlled bass. Backing vocals become easier to discern, and the listener is able to identify distinct instrumentation such as the rattle of snare wires, or the woody twang of a vintage acoustic guitars. Listeners will hear an improvement in surface noise and sense a more distanced backdrop, facilitating a deeply suspended image.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Cartridge Type:
Moving Magnet

Mass & Dimension
6.5g
17.2 x 18.8 x 29mm (W x H x D)

Stylus
0.3 x 0.7mil Nude Elliptical

Cantilever
⌀0.5mm Aluminum Pipe

Coils
High-Purity Copper

Internal Impedance
1,130Ω

Load Impedance
47kΩ

Frequency Response
12Hz – 33kHz

Output
3.0mV

Channel Separation
30dB @ 1kHz

Channel Balance
0.5dB @ 1kHz

Compliance
13×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz

Capacitance
100pF – 200pF

Vertical Tracking Angle
26°

Tracking Force Range
1.8g – 2.2g

Recommended Tracking Force
2.0g

Item

Included

Original Box

Yes Included

Manual

Online

Remote

N/A

Cables

N/A

Physical Condition

New In Box

Working Condition

New In Box

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