Sumiko Amethyst MM (Moving-Magnet) Cartridge, Brand New

$599

Part of the Oyster series by Sumiko that's achieved many glowing reviews.

Each cartridge is handcrafted in Japan.

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“Creates impressive resolution and toe-tapping rhythms without the space mission price tag” – Novo Press

Borrowing from and refining on the resonance-optimized housing of our latest Oyster cartridges (Moonstone, Olympia & Rainier), we further reduce output to curtail extraneous noise. Topped off with a nude line-contact diamond, the stylus couldn’t be more nimble. Reaching every nook & cranny of your record grooves and handling that information with the utmost grace, Amethyst competes favorably with similarly priced MC designs. It’s shockingly quiet and thus transparent as can be, skillfully tracing even the most complicated passages your LP collection has to offer. Expect effortless dynamic handling, depth and clarity over a black background, impeccably realistic transience and images that leap from your soundstage but remain naturally positioned.

Hand-Crafted in Japan
From Oyster to Reference, each Sumiko phono cartridge is crafted by hand in Yokohama, Japan — near the waters where our namesake Oysters dwell. We’ve selected by ear the finest materials that combine to deliver performance that has enlightened generations of listeners. Each design is thoroughly auditioned until perfected. Production is then executed by world-class cartridge makers with a collective eye for precision & quality. The result is a full horizon of cartridges eager to introduce themselves to your analog system — we firmly believe there’s a perfect cartridge for you here.

 

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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

Stylus
0.2 x 0.8mil Nude Line-Contact

Cantilever
⌀0.5mm Aluminum Pipe

Coils
High-Purity Copper

Internal Impedance
700 Ω

Load Impedance
47k Ω

Frequency Response
12 Hz – 35 kHz

Output
2.5mV

Channel Separation
30 dB @ 1 kHz

Channel Balance
0.5 dB @ 1 kHz

Compliance
12 × 10-6 cm/dyn @ 100 Hz

Capacitance
100 pF – 200 pF

Vertical Tracking Angle
25°

Tracking Force Range
1.8g – 2.2g

Recommended Tracking Force
2.0g

Replacement Stylus Unit
RS Amethyst

Item

Included

Original Box

Yes As Pictured

Manual

Online Only

Remote

Not Applicable

Cables

Not Applicable

Physical Condition

Not Applicable

Working Condition

Not Applicable

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