The Pearl Moving Magnet phono cartridge is Sumiko's most affordable. One of the most refined cartridges in it's price point. The Sumiko Pearl was made by audiophiles for audiophiles.
Smooth and extended top frequencies, free of grain and with low surface noise, the Pearl has very good resolution and a touch of midrange warmth make it the ideal choice for all types of music. Like all Sumiko cartridges, the Pearl offers excellent rhythmic drive with solid bass and good propulsion of the lower frequencies.
Sumiko cartridges have long been known for offering a high level of performance, but the Pearl's level of musical involvement is unusual in cartridges at this level. The Pearl's elliptical grind stylus offers low noise and high tracking ability. Taking advantage of the stylus's capabilities, Sumiko created a high-power generating system for the Pearl with fewer windings than traditional MM designs allowing the Pearl to offer higher output without sonic penalty.
Although much attention has been lavished on Sumiko's higher-end designs, we believe the Pearl deserves equal attention. Everyone knows reviewers like expensive cartridges and few will consider inexpensive cartridges. Sumiko's Pearl is a truly excellent MM cartridge, we feel the Pearl is the jewel of the line and should be on any analog lover's shortlist.
Cartridge Type: MM
Frequency Response: 12Hz – 30KHz
Output Voltage: 3.5mV
Channel Separation: 30db
Channel Balance: 0.5db
Stylus Size: 0.2μx0.8μ
Stylus Shape: Elliptical
Load Impedance: 47kΩ
Tracking Force Range: 1.5-2.0 grams
Recommended Force: 2.0 grams
Weight: 6.0 grams