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Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possilbe fidelity in its price class, Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic.Each cartridge is assembled using time honored, labor intensive techniques, hand calibrated and critically auditioned to meet the most rigorous standards of consistancy. The main advantage of high output moving coil cartridges is the elimination of any additional gain stages, resulting in an overall reduction of the noise floor. With 2.5mV directly driving a standard 47k Ohm MM RIAA phono stage, the best possible signal to noise ratio is realised. Nothing but music emerges from your most treasured recordings.SPECIFICATIONS
Cartridge Type High / Low output MCStylus Type Low mass ellipticalCantilever Long grain BoronDynamic Compliance (x10-6 cm/dyne)12Frequency Response 10Hz-50KhzOutput Voltage/Channel 2.5mV / 0.7mVInternal Impedance 135 OhmsChannel Separation 35dB @ 1kHzChannel Balance 0.5dB @ 1kHzTracking Force Range 1.8 2.2 gramsCartridge Weight 9.6 gramsMounting System Standard 0.5” hole spacing
After a litle tricky instalation of cartridge. My music room was filed with great music. I played the New Marillion album F.E.A.R. great sound and then I took an older one Elton John with his second album from 1970 and thet also sounds fantastic.The thing that strikes me most are the silence between songs, it's so silent. The bass is perfekt now, never heard a better sounded bass sound, listen to Jethro Tull's Thick as a brick and the cartridge sounds allready fantastic, and when you know it take som time before the Cartridge is played in, then I know it will be even better.My Equpment are Vincent SV-237 Amplifier, a Vincent Phono Amplifier PHO-700, Thorens TD206 Turtable and as speakers I have Dali ikon 6 Mk2. and the new Sumiko Blackbird MC Cartridge suite my equipment well.And one more thing, if your from Sweden as I am, then the prize of the Sumiko Cartridge are almoust 50% lower, so this was a great opportunity to upgrade my home Stereo.
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Got this to replace stock cart on my Project 5.1.I was on the verge of getting new TT.Got this and what a difference!Background noise has vanished and the detail I'm hearing that I couldn't before is amazing!This has to be the best cartridge for the money!
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