The Sumiko Songbird Moving-Coil Phono Cartridge Is True to Its Name and Will Help Make Your Vinyl LPs Sing: Open-Architecture Model Excels at Vocal Openness and Midrange Detail.
Sumiko's Songbird moving-coil phono cartridge arrives at a much-needed price point perfect for taking committed audiophiles into more serious listening realms replete with thrilling naturalism, realism, and detail. As Songbird's name suggests, the open-architecture cartridge excels at providing colorful and rich vocals, and particularly highlights the powerful low and mid-end of funk, R&B, soul, and rock. Its long 7-micron stylus face handles different cutting angles, and its neutrality also proves wondrous when listening to classical music.
For nearly 40 years, SUMIKO has provided the finest array of phono cartridges to discriminating analog enthusiasts around the world. The long list of iconic models produced or imported by SUMIKO reads like a “who’s who” of analog audio's illustrious past.
Cartridge Type: Moving Coil
Stylus: 0.3 x 0.7 micron Elliptical
Cantilever Material: coated aluminum pipe
Wire Material: pure copper
Internal Impedance: 135 Ohms
Load Impedance: 47kΩ
Frequency Response: 12Hz - 40kHz
Output Voltage: 2.5mV
Channel Separation: 30dB @ 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: 8.5g