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Sumiko

Sumiko Oyster Cartridge

Sumiko Oyster Cartridge

Generally smooth in character yet surprisingly musical, Oyster is a high-value introduction to the hobby of critical listening. A conventional moving magnet phono cartridge with spherical stylus and alloy cantilever, it’s perfect match for any MM preamp and represents a fantastic upgrade from most entry-level & OEM designs.

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 5.3g, 18.2 x 18 x 30.50mm (WxHxD)
Stylus 0.7mil Spherical
Cantilever Aluminum Alloy
Coils High-Purity Copper
Internal Impedance 1,130Ω
Load Impedance 47kΩ
Frequency Response 30Hz – 20kHz
Output 5.0mV
Channel Separation 25dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance 1dB @ 1kHz
Compliance 12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Capacitance 100pF – 200pF
Vertical Tracking Angle 25°
Tracking Force Range 1.5g – 2.5g
Recommended Tracking Force 2.3g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Oyster RS

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