Sumiko Pearl MM Cartridge

Sumiko Pearl MM Cartridge

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Key info

The Sumiko Pearl is a truly unique and precious find within the sea of entry-level phono cartridges.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 6.0g
Dimensions (HxWxD) 20.26 x 11.6 x 27.24 mm
Frequency response 12Hz – 30kHz
Stylus type Elliptical
Stylus tip radius 0.3 x 0.7 mm
Tracking force range 1.5g – 2.0g
Tracking angle 25°
Channel balance 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Channel separation 30dB @ 1kHz
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Recommended tracking force 2.0g
Internal impedance, DC resistance 1,130Ω
Recommended load capacitance 100pF – 200pF

With decades of accolades to its name, the Pearl’s smooth, natural sound reproduction breathes life into any recording with poise and transparency. Its diminutive price also belies its colossal ability to pull a complete sonic picture from each record it touches.

Rounding off the budget series with style and aplomb, the Pearl is an affordable audiophile marvel that’s sure to delight.

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