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Sumiko Olympia Moving magnet phono cartridge

Item # 782OLYMPIA

You'll get a more dynamic, detailed listening experience when you drop the needle on your favorite record.

You'll get a more dynamic, detailed listening experience when you drop the needle on your favorite record.

2 questions - 5 answers

Item # 782OLYMPIA

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About the Sumiko Olympia

Eric A.

Upgrade your entry-level cartridge

The cartridge that comes with your turntable might sound good, but a slight upgrade can make it sound even better. The Sumiko Olympia features a 0.3-0.7 micron elliptical diamond stylus that improves frequency response and stereo separation. You'll get a more dynamic, detailed listening experience when you drop the needle on your favorite record.

Product highlights:

  • moving-magnet design
  • 0.3-0.7 micron elliptical diamond stylus
  • frequency response 12-30,000 Hz
  • output voltage: 4 mV
  • stereo separation: 30 dB
  • channel balance: 1.5 dB
  • tracking force range: 1.8-2.2 grams
  • recommended tracking force: 2 grams
  • load impedance: 47k ohms
  • cartridge weight: 6.5 grams
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 844682008233

What's in the box:

  • Turntable cartridge (MM)
  • Plastic stylus guard
  • Case
  • 2 Mounting screws
  • 2 Plastic washers
  • Allen-key
  • Brush

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More details on the Sumiko Olympia

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Features & specs

Type MM
Mounting Standard
Stylus shape micron Elliptic
Frequency response (Hz) 12-30,000
Tracking grams 2.0
Stereo separation (dB) 30
Output voltage (mV) 4.0
Load Impedance (Ohms) 47,000
Load Capacitance (pF) 100-200

Product Research


Moving Magnet Cartridge: The Sumiko Olympia is a moving magnet phono cartridge with an acoustically refined designed, consisting of an upgraded stylus and cantilever assembly. It features an aluminum cantilever, micron-elliptical stylus, and pure copper wiring. The Olympia cartridge allows for more dynamic punch and improved frequency response during playback.

Compatibility: The Sumiko Olympia turntable cartridge is an ideal replacement for any standard 1/2" mount turntable or headshell.

  • Turntables: The Sumiko Olympia turntable cartridge supports turntables manufactured by Pro-Ject, Technics, Sony, Pioneer, Dual, Kenwood, Marantz, Denon, etc..
  • Cartridges: The Sumiko Olympia turntable cartridge replaces any standard 1/2" mount cartridge from Shure, Audio Technica, Ortofon, Pickering, Empire, Grado, etc..
  • Stylus: The Sumiko Olympia has the ability to change to the Moonstone stylus for additional upgrade without replacing the entire cartridge.

Note: This cartridge is designed to fit turntables that feature a standard 1/2" mount. It is not compatible with P-Mount style turntables.


  • Internal Impedance: 1.130
  • Load Impedance: 47k
  • Frequency Response: 12Hz to 30kHz
  • Output Voltage: 4mV @ 1kHz
  • Channel Separation: 30dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance: 1.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn @100Hz
  • Recommended Load Capacitance: 100pF to 200pF
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°
  • Tracking Force: 1.8g to 2.2g
  • Recommended Force: 2.0g
  • Cartridge Weight: 6.5g

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2 questions already asked

Is the stylus on this model considered to be a "nude" eliptical stylus, or something else?
robert  Apr 28, 2022
3 answers
I have this cartridge and enjoy it quite a bit. It has a bonded elliptical stylus. If you want to get a nude elliptical, you would have to look at the Sumiko Wellfleet, which has been added to Sumiko's oyster collection recently.
paul  Apr 28, 2022
They advertise that it has an eliptical diamond stylus. GDA
gaylord d  Apr 28, 2022
It is elliptical, but not nude.
gary  Apr 28, 2022
What is the break in period for the Sumiko Olympia cartridge?
james  Dec 25, 2019
2 answers
I had no break in period. I cleaned my records good, then it was just music to my ears, nice and crisp.
paul  Dec 25, 2019
James, I purchased the Olympia but never installed it. I bought it based on the sound of the Pearl which I liked much better than the 2M Red. I had plans to buy a second turntable and wanted to use the Olympia in it.
michael  Dec 25, 2019

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The Sumiko Moonstone offers these features:
  • frequency response 12-33,000 Hz
  • output voltage: 3 mV
  • channel balance: 0.5 dB
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