Sumiko Celebration 40 Moving Coil Cartridge
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Sumiko Celebration 40 Moving Coil Cartridge

Ken Kessler and Paul Miller have awarded the Celebration an outstanding badge.


The Celebration 40 “is a sparkling, modern-sounding, secure-tracking MC with no loss of warmth and just the right amount of bass punch.”


£2,666.63 Exc. VAT |  


Sumiko Celebration 40 Moving Coil Cartridge

  • Luxury moving coil cartridge with a plumwood body
  • Sophisticated technical design
  • Purpose-chosen stylus mounted on long-grain boron cantilever

Reference Series

Hand fitted with a luxurious plumwood body, inspired by previous Sumiko designs, the Celebration 40 was created to commemorate the company’s four decades in the cartridge business. With its micro-ridge stylus and the blend of other cutting-edge materials, the Celebration 40 is a true high-end design guaranteed to impress.  The mechanical foundation for the intricate workings of the Celebration 40 is a unique machined alloy “cradle”, into which the entire generator system of the cartridge is fitted.

Within this structure, the sophisticated magnet system is housed. The result of this assembly is a solid brass foundation and very wide dynamics alongside a vast open soundstage, a natural and pure midrange, and high frequencies that are extended but never bright. The long-grain boron cantilever employed in the Celebration 40 provides class-leading energy transfer from the stylus to the coils. Further, the specially devised rubber suspension system is tuned for an optimised acoustic performance and extended cartridge life.

Celebration 40 now implements the same solid, ultra-low-mass 75µm x 2.5µm Microridge stylus as the flagship Palo Santos Presentation. Its prevailing characteristics are rich, smooth and warm, yet it retains a clarity and precision that defies its tonal character. The result is a cartridge listeners can escape into for hours on end without fatigue. The Microridge also tracks like few others are capable, navigating the record groove with ease. Musicality, emotion, bass depth and slam with mid/high sweetness are all on offer, in the truest spirit of Sumiko phono cartridges.

The luxurious plumwood body, chosen for its ideal resonance characteristics brings refinement to the sound while its angled front panel provides clear line of sight during cartridge installation. After assembly at Sumiko’s long standing Japanese factory, final adjustments are calibrated for your enjoyment. The celebration 40, not only celebrates the many years of Sumiko’s existence, it represents many decades of analogue excellence.

Key Features:

Luxury moving coil cartridge with a plumwood body
Ogura Jewel Co. P9 elliptical stylus mounted on long-grain boron cantilever
Sophisticated magnet system for exceptional control
Unrivalled sonic characteristics at the price
Overhead mounting design

Technical Data

Frequency Response: 10Hz - 50kHz 
Output Voltage: 0.5mV 
Internal Impedance: 35Ω
Load Impedance: 100Ω - 1kΩ
Stylus Type: Solid Ultra Low-Mass 75µm x 2.5µm
Channel Seperation: 30dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz
Compliance: 12x10-6 cm/dyn @100Hz
Capacitance: 100pF - 200pF
Tracking Force Range: 1.9 - 2.2g
Recommended Force: 2.0g
Cartridge Weight: 7.0g
Dimension: 18 x 16.5 x 30.8mm (WxHxD)

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