Sumiko Amethyst 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 by Sumiko that's achieved many glowing reviews.

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

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

0.2 x 0.8mil Nude Line-Contact

⌀0.5mm Aluminum Pipe

High-Purity Copper

Internal Impedance
700 Ω

Load Impedance
47k Ω

Frequency Response
12 Hz – 35 kHz


Channel Separation
30 dB @ 1 kHz

Channel Balance
0.5 dB @ 1 kHz

12 × 10-6 cm/dyn @ 100 Hz

100 pF – 200 pF

Vertical Tracking Angle

Tracking Force Range
1.8g – 2.2g

Recommended Tracking Force

Replacement Stylus Unit
RS Amethyst



Original Box

Yes Included




Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Physical Condition

New In Box

Working Condition

New In Box

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