Sumiko Starling MC (Moving-Coil) Cartridge, Brand New

$1,899

Part of the new Reference Series just released by Sumiko.  Made in Japan.

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."

Link to the Starling on the Sumiko Audio website

Link to the User Manual on the Sumiko Audio website

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View all Sumiko cartridges currently available for purchase on our website

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

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Item

Included

Original Box

Yes

Manual

Online

Remote

N/A

Cables

N/A

Physical Condition

New

Working Condition

New

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