Sumiko BlackBird Low Output MC Cartridge (0.5mV, Certified Rebuilt)
Sumiko BlackBird Low Output MC Cartridge (0.5mV, Certified Rebuilt)
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Sumiko BlackBird Low Output MC Cartridge (0.5mV, Certified Rebuilt)

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SUMMCBBLCR
UPC:
SUMMCBBLCR

Certified rebuilt by Peter at Sound-Smith!

Save $500 off the original retail price!

Destined to Become an Analog Classic!

Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possible fidelity in its price class, Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic. Exceptional performance is achieved by the open-generator body design and rigid generator housing that prevents the build-up of both external and internal resonances and that create distortions common to closed body designs. Additionally, a hand-ground elliptical stylus fitted to a Long Grain Boron cantilever provides efficient energy transfer from stylus to coil resulting in superior tracking, extended low frequency response and superior dynamic range. Suitable for use with a wide range of tonearm designs the Blackbird is the latest manifestation of Sumiko's most recent thinking, listening and refinement of phono cartridge design.

The Blackbird offered a host of musically significant improvements relative to the already good EVO III, with more resolution, better focus, and greater three-dimensionality - all while retaining crucial treble smoothness... The Blackbird supplied a full measure of the openness and resolution that music lovers crave, without the excess brightness that makes some moving coils sound too edgy for their own good.
-The Absolute Sound, April/May 2004
I'm not here to tell you this cartridge is as good as the Lyra Titan - it's not. But the Blackbird is so damn good that, unless you compare it directly with something like the Titan, you might wonder just how much better analog can get. It's that good... The Sumiko Blackbird is a strong Class B cartridge. I highly recommend it.
-Michael Fremer, Stereophile Magazine, January 2004
Sumiko's Blackbird is one of the finest cartridges I've heard in its price range, and it serves as a highly credible "reference cartridge for the real world.
-Chris Martens, AVGuide.com, October 2003

Technical Specifications

Cartridge Type Low output MC
Stylus Type Low mass elliptical
Cantilever Long grain Boron
Dynamic Compliance 12x10-6 cm/dyne
Frequency Response 12Hz-50Khz
Output Voltage/Channel .7mV
Load Impedance >100 Ohms
Channel Separation 35db (1KHz)
Channel Balance 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Tracking Force Range 1.8 ­ 2.2 grams
Cartridge Weight 9.6 grams
Warranty 1 year
Description

Certified rebuilt by Peter at Sound-Smith!

Save $500 off the original retail price!

Destined to Become an Analog Classic!

Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possible fidelity in its price class, Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic. Exceptional performance is achieved by the open-generator body design and rigid generator housing that prevents the build-up of both external and internal resonances and that create distortions common to closed body designs. Additionally, a hand-ground elliptical stylus fitted to a Long Grain Boron cantilever provides efficient energy transfer from stylus to coil resulting in superior tracking, extended low frequency response and superior dynamic range. Suitable for use with a wide range of tonearm designs the Blackbird is the latest manifestation of Sumiko's most recent thinking, listening and refinement of phono cartridge design.

The Blackbird offered a host of musically significant improvements relative to the already good EVO III, with more resolution, better focus, and greater three-dimensionality - all while retaining crucial treble smoothness... The Blackbird supplied a full measure of the openness and resolution that music lovers crave, without the excess brightness that makes some moving coils sound too edgy for their own good.
-The Absolute Sound, April/May 2004
I'm not here to tell you this cartridge is as good as the Lyra Titan - it's not. But the Blackbird is so damn good that, unless you compare it directly with something like the Titan, you might wonder just how much better analog can get. It's that good... The Sumiko Blackbird is a strong Class B cartridge. I highly recommend it.
-Michael Fremer, Stereophile Magazine, January 2004
Sumiko's Blackbird is one of the finest cartridges I've heard in its price range, and it serves as a highly credible "reference cartridge for the real world.
-Chris Martens, AVGuide.com, October 2003

Technical Specifications

Cartridge Type Low output MC
Stylus Type Low mass elliptical
Cantilever Long grain Boron
Dynamic Compliance 12x10-6 cm/dyne
Frequency Response 12Hz-50Khz
Output Voltage/Channel .7mV
Load Impedance >100 Ohms
Channel Separation 35db (1KHz)
Channel Balance 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Tracking Force Range 1.8 ­ 2.2 grams
Cartridge Weight 9.6 grams
Warranty 1 year
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