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Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge

Sumiko Black Pearl Cartridge

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 phono stage and is physically compatible with a wide array of tonearms.

Over 40 years and worldwide, the classic Oyster Series has left thousands of captivated listeners in its wake. The series is comprised of 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.

Mass & Dimension 6.0g, 11.6 x 20.26 x 27.23mm (WxHxD)
Stylus 0.7mil Spherical
Cantilever Aluminum Alloy
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: Black Pearl RS