Sumiko Blackbird High Output MC Cartridge

High Output MC cartridge

Boron cantilever

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Manufacturer : SUMIKO

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Designed on the basis of the Blue Point Special Evo 3, like its little sister, it benefits from an Elliptical stylus with a low mass, and cantilever that is no longer in aluminium but in boron. In the 80's, the problems with resonance related to the body of the cartridge fuelled the most passionate conversations. Some went as far as filling the cartridge with resin or risked cutting the cartridge's border! Sumiko is not the only one to have completely removed the casing to dispense with colouration (Benz Micro) but it is the one that obtains the most radical result. This design also allows you to admire the outstanding assembly work and precision of the wiring for the coils. A high output is obtained here (2.5 mV) by using very thin wire and very tightly winding the coils. This high output makes it compatible with all the MM Phono Preamplifiers and is used to dispense with the MC section that, in some cases, decreases the transparency and definition for the sound quality by adding stages of additional components. Added to this is a frequency response that ridicules any compact disk player (10 Hz/50 kHz!).
its assembly on the tonearm is not more complicated than on an ordinary cartridge, but it requires more care and avoiding finger contact with the coils. Once installed and set, you can finally enjoy is outstanding musicality... the midrange is fabulous, transparent, detailed and with unmatched perspective. The exceptionally gentle treble is rarely encountered with cartridges of this range. On the CHET from Chet Baker (Riverside), the trumpet is splendid and gives you goose bumps. On the Into the Wild by Eddy Vedder (Music on vinyl ), we just felt that in comparison to our benchmark cartridge (> €2,500) the dynamic range was slightly smaller. That being said, the Blackbird is a benchmark in terms of timbre. A choice that can only be regretted.
Recommended for Pro-Ject RPM 10 & X-tension, Well tempered Amadeus GTA, Thorens TD 309, VPI scout and Classic ...

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Principle: High output moving coil (MC)

Cantilever: Boron

Stylus: 0.3 x.7 low mass elliptical 

Frequency response: 10Hz-50Khz

Output level: 2.5 mv

Channel separation: 35 dB

Channel balance: 0.5 dB

Compliance: 12 (x 10-6cm/dyne)

Load impedance: 47 kOhm

Tracking force range: 1.8/2.0 grams

Recommended tracking force: 2.0 grams

Weight: 9.6 grams

Customer reviews
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Customer reviews

4.7/5
03/08/2013

Fire Bird

J'utilise cette cellule depuis deux ans et je dois dire qu'elle m'a donné de grands frissons...
Aujourd'hui je ressens une grande lassitude. Certes les timbres sont authentiques la scène sonore est de 1/1, mais elle me fatigue. Franck de maplatine.com m'a expliqué qu'elle n'est pas adaptée à mon bras ni à mon pré ampli phono.
Donc il est impératif d'avoir recoure à de vrais professionnel qui connaissent les produits.
Ah! Si j'avais connu plutôt maplatine.com.

Xav

02/10/2013

magnifique !!! cette cellule est d'une finesse remarquable, la définition et la neutralité sont en rendez vous avec la musicalité que j'attendais. Parfait pour exploiter un excellent préamplificateur MM, sans investire dans un couteux et discutable transformateur MC. Merci pour les conseilles avisés . Phil

02/10/2013

magnifique !!! cette cellule est d'une finesse remarquable, la définition et la neutralité sont en rendez vous avec la musicalité que j'attendais. Parfait pour exploiter un excellent préamplificateur MM, sans investire dans un couteux et discutable transformateur MC. Merci pour les conseilles avisés . Phil

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Sumiko Blackbird High Output MC Cartridge

Sumiko Blackbird High Output MC Cartridge

High Output MC cartridge

Boron cantilever

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