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Sumiko Oyster Moving magnet phono cartridge

Item # 782OYSTER

The Oyster delivers a smooth, refined sound that'll bring out the best in your cherished vinyl collection.

The Oyster delivers a smooth, refined sound that'll bring out the best in your cherished vinyl collection.

2 questions - 2 answers

Item # 782OYSTER

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About the Sumiko Oyster

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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.

Product highlights:

  • moving-magnet design
  • 0.6mm bonded spherical diamond stylus
  • alloy tube cantilever
  • frequency response 30-20,000 Hz
  • 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
  • MFR # 844682000053

What's in the box:

  • Turntable cartridge (MM)
  • Plastic stylus guard
  • Plastic case
  • 2 Mounting screws
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Plastic washers
  • Instructions

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More details on the Sumiko Oyster

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Features & specs

Type MM
Mounting Standard
Stylus shape Conical
Frequency response (Hz) 30-20,000
Tracking grams 2.3
Stereo separation (dB) 25
Output voltage (mV) 4.0
Load Impedance (Ohms) 47,000
Load Capacitance (pF) 100-200

Product Research


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..

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

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2 questions already asked

kenwood N-53 stylus replacement?
dr. mark  Mar 19, 2023
1 answer
Greetings Doctor, and thank you for your question. No the Sumiko Oyster would not mount to your tone arm if its the original tone arm. This cartridge is a standard half inch mount, and your N-53 is more like a P mount. To use this Oyster, you would either need to replace your tine arm, or of the headshell on your tone arm is replaceable, replace it with a standard half inch mount. You can find replacements for the N-53 easily online, we just don't have them.
hogan  Mar 19, 2023 (Staff)
Do you have a P mount cart ???
bogdan  Nov 18, 2019
1 answer
We do not currently have an P mount cartridges. That may change in the future so you might want to check with an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695
jason  Nov 28, 2019 (Staff)

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