Sumiko Starling Phono Cartridge, New

$1,799

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

Part of the highly reviewed reference series by Sumiko.  

Made 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 new flagship open-architecture moving coil cartidge uses the same resonance-reducing body design as the Songbird, but introduces a long-grain boron cantilever and a Micro-Ridge stylus. This allows the Starling to render the grandeur of an orchestra while still preserving air and space, and also realize every detail of a nuanced Jazz recording with its responsive dynamics and deep silences. The mechanical silence of the Starling concedes a dynamic linearity across the entire spectrum that allows it to handle even the most demanding passages with effortless poise and convincing drive."

From a detailed review by Jason Thorpe via SoundStage! Network:

"The Reference Starling slapped me in the face. While I know that Sumiko has been in the cartridge business forever, and obviously should know by now how to make a good cartridge, I hadn’t expected this level of performance for a (pretty much) affordable price."

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Cartridge Type: 
Moving Coil

Stylus: 
Micro-Ridge

Cantilever Material:
boron

Wire Material: 
pure copper

Internal Impedance:
28Ω

Load Impedance: 
>100Ω

Frequency Response:
12Hz - 50kHz

Output Voltage:
0.5mV

Channel Separation: 
35dB @ 1kHz

Channel Balance: 
<0.5dB @ 1KHz

Compliance: 
12x10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz

Recommended Load Capacitance:
100pf - 200pF

Vertical Tracking Angle:
20°

Tracking Force: 
1.8g - 2.2g

Recommended Force: 
2.0g

Cartridge Weight: 
9.5g

Item

Included

Original Box

Yes Included

Manual

Online

Remote

Not Applicable

Cables

Not Applicable

Physical Condition

New In Box

Working Condition

New In Box

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