Sumiko Celebration 40 Moving Coil Cartridge
Rich, smooth, warm, without losing clarity and detail
Commemorating its 40th anniversary of excellence in analog, Sumiko introduces the latest refinement of the award-winning Pearwood Celebration II – the new Celebration 40.
Sumiko retains the tried and true design elements that lend to maximum rigidity and minimal unwanted resonance: a long-grain boron cantilever, milled Teflon back-plate, and the same MC generator securely fixed to an anti-resonant machined aluminum cradle.
Sonics are greatly improved with the implementation of the same solid, ultra-low-mass 75µm x 2.5µm Microridge stylus as the flagship Palo Santos Presentation. This adds revelatory levels of micro-detail and spatiality. Celebration 40 is free of fatigue and you can immerse yourself in listening as hours breeze by. Prevailing characteristics are rich, smooth, and warm, and lacking analytical tendencies that can become grating on the ear. Clarity, however, is not sacrificed: The Microridge tracks like few others are capable. It holds the groove unyieldingly, portraying music in a manner that’s entirely unconfused. Musicality, emotion, bass depth and slam with mid/high sweetness are what you’re in for.
Sumiko has selected the gorgeous plum wood body for resonance characteristics that the company adores. Like pearwood, it’s a blossoming tree that more accurately embodies the spirit of the Celebration design. It lends a sense of euphoria that invites you in, reminiscent of the charm evoked by the likes vintage tube audio. To ensure accuracy in the cartridge alignment procedure, Sumiko has modified the front face of the plum wood housing, clearing the sightline so you can view the entire cantilever in setup.
- Solid ultra low-mass 75µm x 2.5µm Microridge
- Boron cantilever
- High-purity copper coils
- Re-tipping possible (via dealer)
Stylus: 75µm x 2.5µm Microridge
Cantilever: ⌀0.28mm Boron
Tracking Force: 1.9–2.2 g
Recommended Tracking Force: 2 g
Output Voltage: 0.5mV
Capacitance: 100–200 pF
Internal Impedance: 35 Ω
Load Impedance: 100–1 kΩ
Frequency Response: 10–50 kHz
Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°
Weight: 7 g
Dimensions (WHD): 18 x 16.5 x 30.8 mm