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A great choice for budding audiophiles and up-graders
Whether you're outfitting a new turntable, or upgrading your existing one, this modestly priced phono cartridge from Sumiko is sure to please. The Oyster delivers a smooth, refined sound that'll bring out the best in your cherished vinyl collection. It features a moving-magnet design with a standard 1/2" mount for excellent compatibility with most turntables and receivers or amps.
- moving-magnet design
- 0.6mm bonded spherical diamond stylus
- alloy tube cantilever
- frequency response 30-20,000 Hz
- output voltage: 4.0 mV
- stereo separation: 25 dB
- channel balance: 1.0 dB
- tracking force range: 1.25-2.5 grams
- recommended tracking force: 2.3 grams
- load impedance: 47k ohms
- cartridge weight: 5.3 grams
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Sumiko Oyster Reviews
Average Customer Review:
A Nice Replacemant Cartridge
I still listen to a fair amount of vinyl, so when I noticed the stylus on my old cartridge was showing excessive wear, I got the Oyster. In the store, the rep was knowledgeable, friendly and accurate in his assessment of this cartridge. It does perform well and compared to the old one, presents a more accurate stereo image - one of the fun things about listening to some of these older recordings is how the engineers/producers set the sound stage.
Pros: Decent price.
Sumiko Oyster replacement cartridge
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I'm no professional audiophile, but the Sumiko Oyster cartridge is an excellent replacement piece. My old records sound new again.
What's in the box?
- Turntable cartridge (MM)
- Plastic stylus guard
- Plastic case
- 2 Mounting screws
- 2 Nuts
- 2 Plastic washers
Overview: The Sumiko Oyster is a moving magnet phono cartridge with an alloy cantilever, bonded spherical stylus, and 4.0 mV output. The Oyster series cartridge offers superior construction and sound quality with an emphasis on real world performance.
Compatibility: The Sumiko Oyster turntable cartridge is an ideal replacement for any standard 1/2" mount turntable or headshell.
- Turntables: The Sumiko Oyster turntable cartridge supports turntables manufactured by Pro-Ject, Technics, Sony, Pioneer, Dual, Kenwood, Marantz, Denon, etc..
- Cartridges: The Sumiko Oyster turntable cartridge replaces any standard 1/2" mount cartridge from Shure, Audio Technica, Ortofon, Pickering, Empire, Grado, etc..
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