Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge

$169.00

Classic Spherical MM Cartridge

 

Availability: In stock

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Borrowing the smooth character of its sibling Oyster, Black Pearl implements an improved housing that allows for wider frequency response. This makes way for more nuance and greater stereo imaging in a more cohesive soundstage. Enjoyable for hours on end, Black Pearl is famously high in value, pairs perfectly with any MM phonostage and is physically compatible with a wide array of tonearms.

Sumiko’s Classic Oysters

Over 40 years and worldwide, Sumiko’s classic Oyster Series has left thousands of captivated listeners in its wake. The series is comprised of our Oyster (MM), Black Pearl (MM), Pearl (MM), Blue Point No. 2 (HOMC) & Blue Point Special EVO III (H & LOMC) — each capable of delivering a degree of refinement you have yet to hear from your turntable system. The cartridges have established themselves over decades as high-value gems that dependably out-perform listeners’ expectations for their dollar. Marked by honesty in analog reproduction, our Oyster Series remains true to what’s in the groove, impressively and convincingly voiced to bring you closer to your music.

Hand-Crafted in Japan

From Oyster to Reference, each Sumiko phono cartridge is crafted by hand in Yokohama, Japan — near the waters where their namesake Oysters dwell. Sumiko have 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 — Sumiko firmly believe there’s a perfect cartridge for you here.

The Black Pearl incorporates a tried and reliable cartridge body with an improved cantilever and the same spherical stylus as the Oyster. This combination gives an overall richer output, including greater channel separation and a wider frequency response that pushes the listening experience to the next level.

Specifications…

  • Mass & Dimension: 6.0g, 11.6 x 20.26 x 27.23mm (WxHxD)
  • Stylus: 0.7 mm Spherical
  • Cantilever: Aluminum Pipe
  • Coils: High-Purity Copper
  • Internal Impedance: 1,130Ω
  • Load Impedance: 47kΩ
  • Frequency Response: 18Hz – 27kHz
  • Output: 4.0mV
  • Channel Separation: 28dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Compliance: 12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
  • Capacitance: 100pF – 200pF
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 25°
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.5g – 2.0g
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2.0g
  • Replacement Stylus Unit: RS Black Pearl

Check out the brochure for more information – Sumiko Phono Cartridge Brochure

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