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Sumiko Blackbird

High-Output Moving-Coil Design

Sumiko Blackbird


Cartridge type: moving coil

Suspension: synthetic rubber

Frequency response: 10-50,000Hz

Output voltage: 2.5mV

Channel separation: 35dB

Channel balance: 0.5dB

Cantilever: long grain boron rod

Stylus shape: low mass special grind

Load impedance: 47,000 Ohms

Tracking force: 1.8-2.2g

Recommended force: 2.0g

Weight: 9.6g


Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic.


instruction/owners manual  English

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