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Sumiko Talisman

Stereo MC Cartridge

Sumiko Talisman


The Sumiko Talisman A model has an alloy cantilever and elliptical stylus, the B has a Boron cantilever and line contact stylus, and the S has a Sapphire tube cantilever with line contact stylus.


Cartridge type: moving coil

Output voltage: 0.22mV (B,S 0.26mV)

Load impedance: 40-100 Ohms

Frequency response: 20-40,000Hz (A), 10-50,000Hz (B), 10-60,000Hz (S)

Channel separation: 25dB (A), 30dB (B,S)

Channel balance: 0.5dB

Tracking force: 1.8g (A,B), 2.0g (S)

Stylus type: elliptical (A), line contact (B,S)

Weight: 6.3g


A/B/S instruction/owners manual  English

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Talisman S cartridge

Got a Talisman S in 1989 with a Linn LP12/Basik set. Discovered to my delight that this one had a Van Den Hull tip on it. It has given me excellent service over the years, but needs to be re-tipped. Strangely enough the best performance I ever got from this cartidge, was when it was on a Grace G-727/CJ Walker 55 deck. I might have to follow the route of getting a new cartridge if the cost to have the Talisman refurbished is prohibitive. I also have a Talisman A that I am currently using.