Songbird High Cartridge

Sumiko Songbird High Cartridge

Particularly adept with vocals & acoustic instruments, we’ve created Songbird to make genuine moving coil imaging available to any listener. It delivers the sweetest highs over a robust, rich yet clear low-midrange. Like its big sibling Starling, Songbird suspends sonic images in a highly controlled manner. As opposed to music being flung from your speakers, you’re placed among the naturally-positioned instruments in the soundstage, close in proximity to the intimate nuances of the musical material. If you’ve got an MM phono section, there’s a good chance Songbird High is the cartridge you’ve been dreaming about.

Clear and ultra-musical with just the right degree of warmth, Songbird Low offers an even deeper soundstage with greater reach width-wise. As it’s generally more quiet thus allowing more detail to surface, you’ll be shocked by the surprises it yields even in the recordings you’re most familiar with. Stunningly holographic in a manner that approaches that of Starling, Songbird Low maximizes the refinement of your MC system at a price that’s well below reasonable considering the performance it achieves.

Mass 8.5g
Stylus 0.3 x 0.7mil Polished Elliptical
Cantilever ⌀0.5mm Treated Aluminum Alloy
Coils High-Purity Copper
Internal Impedance 135Ω
Load Impedance 47kΩ
Frequency Response 12Hz – 40kHz
Output 2.5mV
Channel Separation 30dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance <0.5dB @ 1kHz
Compliance 12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Capacitance 100pF – 200pF
Vertical Tracking Angle 20°
Tracking Force Range 1.8g – 2.2g
Recommended Tracking Force 2.0g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Re-Tip Exchange