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Sumiko

Since the production of the first Sumiko cartridge in 1982, Sumiko has been focused on creating phono cartridges that combine state of the art technical performance with the practical requirements of superb tracking and a musical, non-fatiguing, sonic presentation.

From our budget-friendly Oyster Moving Magnet models, to our Low Output Moving Coil Reference cartridge designs, all Sumiko Cartridges are hand-built in Japan by skilled artisans to excel at the reproduction of analog music.

 

  • Sumiko Amethyst Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge Sumiko Amethyst Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Amethyst Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Amethyst Phono Cartridge Next-Gen Moving Magnet Phono Pickup   Borrowing from and refining on the resonance-optimized housing of our latest Oyster cartridges (Moonstone, Olympia & Rainier), we further reduce output to curtail extraneous...

    $599.00
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  • Sumiko Black Pearl Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge Sumiko Black Pearl Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Black Pearl Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Black Pearl Phono Cartridge Classic Moving Magnet Phono Pickup   Borrowing the smooth character of its sibling Oyster, Black Pearl implements an improved housing that allows for wider frequency response. This makes way for more nuance and...

    $99.00
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  • Sumiko Moonstone Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge Sumiko Moonstone Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Moonstone Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Moonstone Phono Cartridge Next-Gen Moving Magnet Phono Pickup   The apex of our 3 new Oysters, Moonstone is dressed to impress. Further reducing moving-mass & output and topped off with our listen-tested 0.3 x 0.7mil elliptical diamond,...

    $299.00
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  • Sumiko Olympia Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge Sumiko Olympia Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Olympia Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Olympia Phono Cartridge Next-Gen Moving Magnet Phono Pickup   Building on Rainier, Olympia implements an upgraded cantilever assembly that reduces moving mass, translating to more nimble groove tracing, extended nuance and expanded frequency...

    $199.00
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  • Sumiko Oyster Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge Sumiko Oyster Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Oyster Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Oyster Phono Cartridge Classic Moving Magnet Phono Pickup   Sumiko Oyster phono cartridge is generally smooth in character yet surprisingly musical — a high-value introduction to the hobby of critical listening at manageable price for...

    $79.00
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  • Sumiko Palo Santos Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Sumiko Palo Santos Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Palo Santos Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

    Palo Santos Presentation Phono Cartridge Classic Reference Moving Coil Phono Pickup   A ‘reference’ cartridge strives to transcribe that extra bit of musical information that makes your music come alive. Subtleties like the snap...

    $4,499.00
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  • Sumiko Pearl Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge Sumiko Pearl Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Pearl Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Pearl Phono Cartridge Classic Moving Magnet Phono Pickup   Seated atop the entry-level range of classic Oysters, our classic Pearl phono cartridge has been dazzling listeners for decades. Physically compatible with most tonearms on the market...

    $119.00
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  • Sumiko Rainier Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge Sumiko Rainier Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Rainier Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

    Rainier Phono Cartridge Next-Gen Moving Magnet Phono Pickup   Rainier introduces our latest range of Oysters, which raise the bar for what can be expected from reasonably-priced MM cartridges. Our resonance-optimized housing channels extraneous...

    $149.00
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  • Sumiko Starling Moving Coil Phono Cartridge Sumiko Starling Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Starling Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

    Starling Phono Cartridge Next-Gen Reference Moving Coil Pickup   If picture is worth 1000 words, Starling propels the question of what a sonic image might be worth. Evident in the very existence of our hobby is music’s unique ability to...

    $1,799.00
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  • Sumiko Wellfleet Elliptical Stylus MM Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Wellfleet Elliptical Stylus MM Phono Cartridge

    Sumiko Phono Cartridges is pleased to premiere Wellfleet, the newest addition to the Rainier collection. The brand has applied and upgraded its award-winning design of the Moonstone cartridge, retuning the suspension for optimal performance of a nude...

    $449.00
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