Sumiko Rainier Phono Cartridge, New


We're proud to offer the full line of Sumiko Reference and Oyster Phono Cartridges as an authorized Sumiko dealer.

Part of the Oyster series released by Sumiko.

Hand-Crafted in Japan, New, Free Shipping, IN STOCK!

We strongly recommend checking out our new Sumiko In-Depth Cartridge Guide for the best match to your system:

More details from Sumiko:

"Our first offering in the new Oyster line-up is the venerable Rainier, which continues the Pearl’s legacy for smooth, natural sound reproduction. After years of development, we are proud to introduce an all-new integrated body and generator system that significantly reduces internal resonances. With the ability to change to the Olympia or Moonstone stylus allows for upgrades with out replacing the entire cartridge."

From a great review by Thom Moon via Soundstage! Access:

"I think Sumiko might have a hit on its hands. The Oyster Rainier offered a lovely, warm sound with a wide range of recordings, but could still kick up its heels as required. It handled warped records with aplomb, and LP surface noise was minimal, even from records I can’t get entirely clean. But when the groove was trashed, that came through in no uncertain terms.

The Oyster Rainier performed well with both new and old records. It was far simpler to mount in a headshell than many other cartridges -- a real treat for a cartridge swapper such as I -- and it appears to work well with nearly any medium-mass arm.

The next time I’m on the lookout for a new cartridge, the Sumiko Rainier will be on my shortlist. It should be on yours."

View all Sumiko cartridges currently available for purchase on our website


Cartridge Type:
Moving Magnet


Cantilever Material:
aluminum pipe 

Wire Material:
pure copper

Internal Impedance:

Load Impedance:

Frequency Response: 
15Hz - 25kHz

Output Voltage:

Channel Separation:
25dB @ 1kHz

Channel Balance:
1.5dB @ 1kHz

10x10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz

Recommended Load Capacitance:
100pF - 200pF

Vertical Tracking Angle:

Tracking Force:

1.8g - 2.2g

Recommended Force:

Cartridge Weight:

Replacement Stylus Unit:
RS Rainier
RS Olympia
RS Moonstone



Original Box

Yes Included


Online Only


Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Physical Condition

New In Box

Working Condition

New In Box

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