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Sumiko Announces Six New Phono Cartridges

The four new moving magnet cartridges from Sumiko include the Rainier, Olympia, Moonstone and Amethyst. The two new moving coil cartridges, the Songbird and Starling which will be part of the Reference Series product line

Sumiko Announces 6 New Phono Cartridges

The Sumiko Rainier, Olympia and Moonstone all utilise a common housing and generator assembly, so the stylus assemblies are interchangeable.

Sumiko Announces 6 New Phono Cartridges

You can purchase the Rainier and upgrade to the Olympia or Moonstone without replacing the entire cartridge.

Sumiko Announces 6 New Phono Cartridges

The Amethyst is the flagship Moving Magnet design and requires its own unique cartridge body, with a Nude Line Contact stylus.

Sumiko Announces 6 New Phono Cartridges

Joining the Reference Series line are two new Moving Coil (MC) designs including the new Songbird.

Sumiko Announces 6 New Phono Cartridges

The Starling is the new reference open architecture design featuring a MicroRidge stylus on a boron cantilever in a low output/low mass configuration. Both cartridges feature a new CNC-precision milled aluminum body.

Shipping in May, prices are:


  • Songbird – $899
  • Starling – $1899


  • Rainier – $149
  • Olympia – $199
  • Moonstone $299
  • Amethyst $599

To learn more, click www.sumikoaudio.net or call 001 510 843 4500.

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  • Reply
    Harkpabst Meliantrop
    4th September 2018 at 9:46 pm

    And once more the MMs are obviously made by Audio-Technica. 🙂

  • Reply
    Joel Shapiro
    18th September 2018 at 4:22 pm

    It’s not. The same Japanese manufacturer that makes Hana cartridges make the Sumikos.

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