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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 greater stereo imaging in a more cohesive soundstage. Enjoyable for hours on end, Black Pearl is famously high in value, pairs perfectly with any MM phonostage and is physically compatible with a wide array of tonearms.
Over 40 years and worldwide, Sumiko's classic Oyster Series has left thousands of captivated listeners in its wake. The series is comprised of our Oyster (MM), Black Pearl (MM), Pearl (MM), Blue Point No. 2 (HOMC) & Blue Point Special EVO III (H & LOMC) i each capable of delivering a degree of refinement you have yet to hear from your turntable system. The cartridges have established themselves over decades as high-value gems that dependably out-perform listeners' expectations for their dollar. Marked by honesty in analog reproduction, Sumiko's Oyster Series remains true to what's in the groove, impressively and convincingly voiced to bring you closer to your music.
From Oyster to Reference, each Sumiko phono cartridge is crafted by hand in Yokohama, Japan, near the waters where their namesake Oysters dwell. Sumiko have selected by ear the finest materials that combine to deliver performance that has enlightened generations of listeners. Each design is thoroughly auditioned until perfected. Production is then executed by world-class cartridge makers with a collective eye for precision & quality. The result is a full horizon of cartridges eager to introduce themselves to your analog system, there's a perfect cartridge for you here.
Mass & Dimension: 6.0g, 11.6 x 20.26 x 27.23mm (WxHxD)
Stylus: 0.7mil Spherical
Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy
Coils: High-Purity Copper
Internal Impedance: 1,130O
Load Impedance: 47kO
Frequency Response: 18Hz - 27kHz
Channel Separation: 28dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Compliance: 12×10-6cm / dyn @ 100Hz
Capacitance: 100pF - 200pF
Vertical Tracking AngleL 25-
Tracking Force Range: 1.5g - 2.0g
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.0g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Black Pearl RS
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