Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Moving Coil Cartridge

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  • Regular price $4,499.00 USD


Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Moving Coil Cartridge

 

This beauty conveys complexities of timbre and space that are nothing short of authentic.
— THE ABSOLUTE SOUND EDITORS' CHOICE AWARDS 2020

 

For over thirty-five years, SUMIKO has provided a comprehensive range of phono cartridges to music lovers seeking the finest musical experience at a variety of price points. In fact, the great market success of SUMIKO phono cartridges has hinged on their phenomenal cost-to-performance ratio.

The Palo Santos Presentation is no exception. New design requirements incorporating advances in material technology and construction techniques have resulted in a significantly improved product that delivers a highly refined and resolved, yet musically satisfying sound quality previously unavailable at or even near its price.

Improvements grace virtually every facet of the product to differentiate it from its smaller sibling the Pearwood Celebration II. Most significant is the new generator anchoring system, which has substantially improved rigidity and reduced resonance and background noise to previously unheard of levels. From the new handcrafted Palo Santos (Brazilian Rosewood) body, which is shorter in height to add vision when mounting and aligning this cartridge, to the Long Grain Boron cantilever and new Line Contact stylus, which significantly improves resolution, the Palo Santos Presentation truly deserves the title as our flagship offering.

Specifications

Cartridge Type: Moving coil with synthetic rubber suspension

Stylus: Solid ultra low-mass 75µm x 2.5µm Microridge

Cantilever: ⌀0.28mm Boron Shaft

Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 50 khz 

Output Voltage/Channel: 0.5 mV

Channel Separation: >30 dB

Channel Balance: <0.5 dB

Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2 g

Optimum Tracking Force: 2 g

Internal Impedance: 12 ohm

Load Impedance: 100 - 1,000 ohm

Capacitance Range: 100 - 200 pf

Dimensions (WHD): 18 x 17.2 x 30.5 mm 

Weight: 8.3 g