Sumiko Blackbird H/O MC Cartridge

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For over three decades Sumiko have been designing and manufacturing some of the finest analogue components. While all Sumiko products are special, a few deserve mention as they have withstood the test of time and are now considered true classics.


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Quality is the most important ingredient in any Sumiko product. Even Sumiko’s more affordable products benefit from the same relentless standards of quality, individually handcrafted in Japan by specialists, who have fine tuned their skills over decades.
Today, the Sumiko name has come to have special meaning for those who use our products.

Brand: Sumiko

Model Name/Number: Blackbird High Output Moving Coil Cartridge

Price (RRP): £995

Product Information:


Blackbird High Output Moving Coil Cartridge £995

Designed for exceedingly low noise levels, wide dynamic range and the highest possilbe fidelity in its price class, Blackbird is destined to become an analog classic. Each cartridge is assembled using time honored, labor intensive techniques, hand calibrated and critically auditioned to meet the most rigorous standards of consistancy.

Cartridge Type:

High output MC
Stylus Type:
Low mass elliptical
Long grain Boron
Dynamic Compliance:
(x10-6 cm/dyne)12
Frequency Response:
Output Voltage/Channel:
Internal Impedance:
135 Ohms
Channel Separation:
35dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance:
0.5dB @ 1kHz
Tracking Force Range:
1.8 ­ 2.2 grams
Cartridge Weight:
9.6 grams
Mounting System:
Standard 0.5” hole spacing


Condition: New

Voltage: N/A

Packaging? Yes

Accessories? Yes

Item Location: In Stock

Status: New

Dimensions 5708473 cm