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Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 High Phono Cartridge, New

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Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 High Phono Cartridge New

Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 High Phono Cartridge, New

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Part of the newly released and highly reviewed Oyster Series by Sumiko.  

Handmade in Japan. Free Shipping.

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Blue Point No. 3 High Phono Cartridge
Next-Gen Moving Coil Phono Pickup

Far be it for us to modify a design that’s proven so practical and pleasing to such a wide variety of listeners, but as Sumiko has pushed forward in recent years with our exploration of resonance optimization, it was a matter of time before our classic Blue Point No. 2 was re-evaluated. Blue Point No. 2 – among the world’s first high-output MC cartridges – across decades has become something of a staple among listeners looking for a taste of moving coil sonics without the added expense of MC pre-amplification. We’ve long loved this cartridge and it will remain dear to us among our heritage lineup, but indeed we’ve got another ‘Point’ to make…

Along with the release of our Reference Celebration 40, we bring you Blue Point No. 3 – another nod to our 40 years of cartridge development in the pursuit to enrich your listening experience. We’ve taken a close look & listen at the resonance properties of Blue Point No. 2 and have recognized room for refinement. Resonance having a more significant impact than many listeners may realize, we sought to reimagine how the housing resonates around the generator… and we feel we’ve struck gold.

The sonic presentation of Blue Point No. 3 harkens back to vintage Shure & Stanton MMs remembered for their smoothness. With our tried & true MC generator system, that smoothness is enhanced with the subtlety & nuance you’d expect from a Sumiko MC. First and foremost – and if ever the word were appropriate – Blue Point No. 3 assembles its sonic picture from the ground up with its oh-so buttery low-end response. Bass enthusiasts are in for a treat here. Full & warm yet defined & textured, the coziness of the bass will invite you right in. It doesn’t stop there, however. You can expect the similar lushness through the mids that remain decipherable, high-frequency attack & decay that’s simply sweet & airy.

Having developed such a refinement on a classic design, introducing a low-output variant was a no-brainer. As strongly as we stand behind Blue Point No. 3 High, Blue Point No. 3 Low is a game changer. Owners of MC phonostages can experience the same listenability mentioned above, but with the depth & imaging typical of a low-output design, then some. As with its predecessors, Blue Point No. 3 remains a high-value performer that’s easy on your pocket book, and with the introduction of Blue Point No. 3 Low, there’s a Blue Point for everyone!

View all cartridges currently available for purchase on our website

View all Sumiko cartridges currently available for purchase on our website


High Output Version - MC (Moving Coil)


0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical

Aluminium Pipe

High-Purity Copper

Internal Impedance
135 Ω

Load Impedance
47k Ω

Frequency Response
13 Hz – 35 kHz

Output Voltage
2.5mV @ 1 kHz

Channel Separation
30 dB @ 1 kHz

Channel Balance
<1 dB @ 1 kHz

12 × 10-6cm/dyn @ 100 Hz

100pF – 200pF

Vertical Tracking Angle

Tracking Force Range
1.8g – 2.2g

Recommended Tracking Force

Replacement Stylus Unit
Re-Tip Exchange (See Your Local Dealer, in this case SkyFi Audio)



Original Box

Yes As Pictured


Online Only via QR Code


Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Physical Condition


Working Condition


SKU: 104536
Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 High Phono Cartridge New
Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 High Phono Cartridge, New Sale price$499.00