Sumiko Starling Moving Coil Cartridge

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Sumiko Starling Moving Coil Cartridge

Our new flagship open-architecture moving coil cartidge uses the same resonance-reducing body design as the Songbird, but introduces a long-grain boron cantilever and a Micro-Ridge stylus. This allows the Starling to render the grandeur of an orchestra while still preserving air and space, and also realize every detail of a nuanced Jazz recording with its responsive dynamics and deep silences. The mechanical silence of the Starling concedes a dynamic linearity across the entire spectrum that allows it to handle even the most demanding passages with effortless poise and convincing drive.


Cartridge Type: Moving Coil

Frequency Response: 12 Hz - 50 kHz

Output Voltage: 0.5 mV

Load Impedance: > 100 Ω

Channel Separation: 35 dB @ 1 kHz

Channel Balance: < 0.5 dB @ 1 kHz

Stylus Type: Micro-Ridge

Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn

Tracking Force Range: 1.8 g - 2.2 g

Recommended Force: 2.0 g

Cartridge Weight: 9.5 g