Sumiko Songbird MC Cartridge (0.5mV, Low Output)
Sumiko Songbird MC Cartridge (0.5mV, Low Output) Sumiko Songbird MC Cartridge (0.5mV, Low Output) Sumiko Songbird MC Cartridge (0.5mV, Low Output)
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Sumiko Songbird MC Cartridge (0.5mV, Low Output)

$898.99
 
 
 
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SKU:
SUMMCSBL
UPC:
844682009759

Trade In Pricing:
Only $799.99 with Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III Cartridge trade in! (Working or Non-Working Qualifies!)

Re-Tip/Exchange:
Only $719.99

Trade instructions:
If you purchase this cartridge with a trade-in, please note when you check out your total will show the normal sale price of this item and NOT the trade in price. However, when we process your order, you will be charged ONLY the trade in price. When you have received your new Sumiko cartridge, please carefully pack and ship your trade-in cartridge to us (see our website for address).

Next-Gen Moving Coil Phono Pickup

Particularly adept with vocals & acoustic instruments, Sumiko 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.

Sumiko's Latest Reference Open-Body MCs

Sumiko is immeasurably excited about these recent additions to their Reference open-body MC lineup. Sumiko's latest darlings -- Songbird & Starling -- are a heavy refinement on their tried & true Blackbird & BPS EVO III designs. Securely anchored to a highly rigid, resonance-optimized headblock, their new generator is free to work its magic with the utmost control, free of unwanted internal resonance. The generator assembly is flexible and sturdy, offering the highest fidelity possible in a perfect balance of clarity and romance. The result is industry-leading, holographic imaging with irresistibly 'true' sweetness. Each delivers a degree of honesty & refinement that Sumiko couldn't be more proud of, nor more excited for you to hear for yourself.

Trade In or Trade Up

As user-replaceable styli are not on an option for moving coil phono cartridges, remember that any of Sumiko's MCs, functional or otherwise, can be returned to your dealer in a re-tip exchange -- a discount on the same cartridge or one model up, sparing you expense when your stylus heads south!

Hand-Crafted in Japan

From Oyster to Reference, each Sumiko phono cartridge is crafted by hand in Yokohama, Japan -- near the waters where Sumiko's namesake Oysters dwell. They've selected by ear the finest materials that combine to deliver performance that has enlightened generations of listeners. Each design is thoroughly auditioned until perfected. Production is then executed by world-class cartridge makers with a collective eye for precision & quality. The result is a full horizon of cartridges eager to introduce themselves to your analog system -- Sumiko firmly believes there's a perfect cartridge for you here.

Technical Specifications

Cartridge Type Moving Coil
Mass 8.5g
Dimensions 17 x 18 x 28.5mm (WxHxD)
Stylus 0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical
Cantilever Material ?0.5mm Treated Aluminum Pip
Coils High-Purity Copper
Internal Impedance 28O
Load Impedance >100O
Frequency Response 12Hz - 40kHz
Output Voltage 0.5mV
Channel Separation 30dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance < 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Compliance 12x10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Recommended load capacitance 100pF - 200pF
Vertical tracking angle 20°
Tracking Force 1.8g - 2.2g
Recommended Force 2.0g
Description

Trade In Pricing:
Only $799.99 with Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III Cartridge trade in! (Working or Non-Working Qualifies!)

Re-Tip/Exchange:
Only $719.99

Trade instructions:
If you purchase this cartridge with a trade-in, please note when you check out your total will show the normal sale price of this item and NOT the trade in price. However, when we process your order, you will be charged ONLY the trade in price. When you have received your new Sumiko cartridge, please carefully pack and ship your trade-in cartridge to us (see our website for address).

Next-Gen Moving Coil Phono Pickup

Particularly adept with vocals & acoustic instruments, Sumiko 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.

Sumiko's Latest Reference Open-Body MCs

Sumiko is immeasurably excited about these recent additions to their Reference open-body MC lineup. Sumiko's latest darlings -- Songbird & Starling -- are a heavy refinement on their tried & true Blackbird & BPS EVO III designs. Securely anchored to a highly rigid, resonance-optimized headblock, their new generator is free to work its magic with the utmost control, free of unwanted internal resonance. The generator assembly is flexible and sturdy, offering the highest fidelity possible in a perfect balance of clarity and romance. The result is industry-leading, holographic imaging with irresistibly 'true' sweetness. Each delivers a degree of honesty & refinement that Sumiko couldn't be more proud of, nor more excited for you to hear for yourself.

Trade In or Trade Up

As user-replaceable styli are not on an option for moving coil phono cartridges, remember that any of Sumiko's MCs, functional or otherwise, can be returned to your dealer in a re-tip exchange -- a discount on the same cartridge or one model up, sparing you expense when your stylus heads south!

Hand-Crafted in Japan

From Oyster to Reference, each Sumiko phono cartridge is crafted by hand in Yokohama, Japan -- near the waters where Sumiko's namesake Oysters dwell. They've selected by ear the finest materials that combine to deliver performance that has enlightened generations of listeners. Each design is thoroughly auditioned until perfected. Production is then executed by world-class cartridge makers with a collective eye for precision & quality. The result is a full horizon of cartridges eager to introduce themselves to your analog system -- Sumiko firmly believes there's a perfect cartridge for you here.

Technical Specifications

Cartridge Type Moving Coil
Mass 8.5g
Dimensions 17 x 18 x 28.5mm (WxHxD)
Stylus 0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical
Cantilever Material ?0.5mm Treated Aluminum Pip
Coils High-Purity Copper
Internal Impedance 28O
Load Impedance >100O
Frequency Response 12Hz - 40kHz
Output Voltage 0.5mV
Channel Separation 30dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance < 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Compliance 12x10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Recommended load capacitance 100pF - 200pF
Vertical tracking angle 20°
Tracking Force 1.8g - 2.2g
Recommended Force 2.0g
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SUMMCSBL
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