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SUMIKO - Starling MC Phono Cartridge

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Deserving of Its Reference Designation: Sumiko Starling Moving-Coil Phono Cartridge Handles Any Music and Reproduces Air, Space, Nuances, and Dynamics with Effortless Poise and Drive

Part of the Sumiko Reference Series, the Starling moving-coil phono cartridge benefits from a resonance-reducing body design, long-grain boron cantilever, and micro-ridge stylus to provide engrossing analog playback. An all-rounder that pairs well with any type of music, Starling can render the grandeur of an orchestra while still preserving air and space – and also realize every detail of a nuanced jazz recording with responsive dynamics and tonal balance. Starling's mechanical silence 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
Stylus: Micro-Ridge
Cantilever Material: Boron
Wire Material: pure copper
Internal Impedance: 28 Ohms
Load Impedance: >100Ω
Frequency Response: 12Hz - 50kHz
Output Voltage: 0.5mV
Channel Separation: 35dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance: <0.5dB @ 1kHz
Compliance: 12x10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Recommended load capacitance: 100pF - 200pF
Vertical tracking angle: 20°
Tracking Force: 1.8g - 2.2g
Recommended Force: 2.0g
Cartridge Weight: 9.5g

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