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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.
Richard, Charlevoix, MI
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A good needle for a good price.
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.
I'm no professional audiophile, but the Sumiko Oyster cartridge is an excellent replacement piece. My old records sound new again.
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.
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Upgrading my 30+ years old Dual 502 turn table that came with shure v15 type III cartridge. [ THOMAS May 22, 2016 ]