Sumiko Blackbird High Output MC Moving Coil Phono Cartridge



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Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possilbe fidelity in its price class, Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic. Each cartridge is assembled using time honored, labor intensive techniques, hand calibrated and critically auditioned to meet the most rigorous standards of consistancy. The main advantage of high output moving coil cartridges is the elimination of any additional gain stages, resulting in an overall reduction of the noise floor. Mounting hardware included.

  • Cartridge Type: High output MC
  • Stylus Type: Low mass elliptical
  • Cantilever: Long grain Boron Dynamic
  • Compliance: (x10-6 cm/dyne)12
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-50Khz
  • Output Voltage/Channel: 2.5mV
  • Internal Impedance: 135 Ohms
  • Channel Separation: 35dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.8 ­- 2.2 grams
  • Cartridge Weight: 9.6 grams
  • Mounting System: Standard 0.5” hole spacing

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