Sumiko Rainier MM cartridge

Sumiko Rainier MM cartridge

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Key info

The Oyster Series’ premium Moving Magnet cartridge range features four models with a matching aesthetic, all named after a different type of Oyster.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 6.5g
Dimensions (HxWxD) 18.8 x 17.2 x 29 mm
Specifications
Frequency response 15Hz – 25kHz
Stylus type Elliptical
Stylus tip radius 0.3 x 0.7 mm
Tracking force range 1.8g – 2.2g
Tracking angle 25°
Channel balance 1.5dB @ 1kHz
Channel separation 25dB @ 1kHz
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 10×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Recommended tracking force 2.0g
Internal impedance, DC resistance 1,130Ω
Recommended load capacitance 100pF – 200pF

The Rainier is a venerable cartridge which expands on the company’s legacy for smooth, natural sound reproduction in its affordable cartridge models. After years of development, the Rainier features an integrated body and generator system that significantly reduces internal resonances. Finished with an expertly shaped elliptical stylus, the Rainier is capable of extracting even the more nuanced musical details.

The Rainier utilises the same cartridge body as the Olympia and Moonstone, allowing for easy stylus upgrades as your listening system progresses.

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