Sumiko Blue Point No.2
Moving-coil phono cartridge
Our take on the Sumiko Blue Point No.2 by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
An audiophile favorite
A perennial favorite among audiophiles, Sumiko's Blue Point No.2 offers outstanding performance and musicality for the price. This cool blue moving coil cartridge serves up the warm, rich sound of vinyl with remarkably smooth tonal balance plus plenty of musical detail and resolution. Mount one to your 'table and discover the multilayed musical textures hidden in the grooves of your favorite records.
Moving-coil design for high-definition sound
Vinyl lovers have long prized moving-coil cartridges for their clear, spacious sound. Compared to moving magnet designs, the Blue Point No.2's moving coils have less moving mass. That allows the stylus to track each record's grooves more accurately, yielding greater sonic detail and transparency. This cartridge also boasts a nude-mounted, elliptical diamond stylus to minimize friction and wear on your treasured LPs, while providing a longer usable lifespan. Plus, its' high-output voltage design means direct compatibility with the phono inputs on more receivers and amps, eliminating the need for an additional moving-coil preamp.
- high-output moving-coil design
- nude-mounted 0.3 x 0.7mm elliptical diamond stylus
- alloy tube cantilever
- frequency response 15-35,000 Hz
- output voltage: 2.5 mV
- stereo separation: 32 dB
- channel balance: 0.5 dB
- tracking force range: 1.6-2.0 grams
- recommended tracking force: 1.8 grams
- load impedance: 47k ohms
- cartridge weight: 6.3 grams
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Turntable cartridge (MC)
- Plastic stylus guard
- Plastic case
- 2 Mounting screws
- 2 Nuts
- 2 Plastic washers
- Small screwdriver
Sumiko Blue Point No.2 Reviews
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Overview: The Sumiko Blue Point No.2 turntable cartridge features a moving coil design, high output, 2.5-mV, alloy cantilever, Blue Point-cut elliptical diamond stylus, and standard 1/2" mounting. The Blue Point No.2 cartridge offers exceptional performance and musicality.
Compatibility: The Sumiko Blue Point No.2 turntable cartridge is an ideal replacement for any standard 1/2" mount turntable or headshell.
- Turntables: The Sumiko Blue Point No.2 turntable cartridge supports turntables manufactured by Pro-Ject, Technics, Sony, Pioneer, Dual, Kenwood, Marantz, Denon, etc..
- Cartridges: The Sumiko Blue Point No.2 turntable cartridge replaces any standard 1/2" mount cartridge from Shure, Audio Technica, Ortofon, Pickering, Empire, Grado, etc..
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Why did you buy this?
Excellent frequency output and an upgrade to the installed cartridge. [ Tom Jan 09, 2017 ]
This will be my third one!!!! [ frank Nov 22, 2016 ]
Better cartridge than the one I was using [ Walter Mar 19, 2016 ]
1 question already asked
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing the different models available I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny Nov 17, 2018 ] Staff