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Notre nouveau concept de structure se fonde sur les atouts de la Songbird et devient notre porte-étendard. L’ajout d’un cantilever en boron et d’un diamant MicroRidge confèrent à la Starling une résolution remarquablement améliorée et une bande passante élargie par rapport à la Songbird.


If picture is worth 1000 words, Starling propels the question of what a sonic image might be worth. Evident in the very existence of our hobby is music’s unique ability to reach us with a certain profundity that exists well outside of what we can hear. It can be said that feelings are what we’re chasing, and if invoked by the most convincing portrayal of your dearest recordings, those feelings can be all the more profound. A sonic image can thus be priceless, and we’ve designed Starling to realize that image in your system. Added to the resonance-optimized headblock & generator borrowed from Songbird, Starling implements a rigid boron cantilever finished with an ultra-low-mass Microridge stylus. Microridge is a diamond profile highly regarded worldwide for its even-handedness while simultaneously delivering richness & clarity. Bonded to our assembly, rarely has this famous stylus achieved such agility in the groove — certainly not at Starling’s price. What you experience is gorgeously suspended sonic imagery that places you just where you want to be — front & center.


Our Latest Reference Open-Body MCs

We are immeasurably excited about these recent additions to our Reference open-body MC lineup. Our latest darlings — Songbird & Starling — are a heavy refinement on our tried & true Blackbird & BPS EVO III designs. Securely anchored to a highly rigid, resonance-optimized headblock, our new generator is free to work its magic with the utmost control, free of unwanted internal resonance. The generator assembly is flexible and sturdy, offering the highest fidelity possible in a perfect balance of clarity and romance. The result is industry-leading, holographic imaging with irresistibly ‘true’ sweetness. Each delivers a degree of honesty & refinement that we couldn’t be more proud of, nor more excited for you to hear for yourself.


Hand-Crafted in Japan

From Oyster to Reference, each Sumiko phono cartridge is crafted by hand in Yokohama, Japan — near the waters where our namesake Oysters dwell. We’ve selected by ear the finest materials that combine to deliver performance that has enlightened generations of listeners. Each design is thoroughly auditioned until perfected. Production is then executed by world-class cartridge makers with a collective eye for precision & quality. The result is a full horizon of cartridges eager to introduce themselves to your analog system — we firmly believe there’s a perfect cartridge for you here.



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  • TYPE DE CELLULE : Bobine Mobile (MC)
    BANDE PASSANTE : 12 Hz - 50 kHz
    Niveau de sortie : 0.5 mV
    Résistance de charge rec. : > 100 Ohms
    Separation des canaux : 35 dB à 1 kHz
    équilibre des canaux : < 0.5 dB à 1 kHz
    Type de stylus : Microridge
    PRéCISION DYNAMique latérale : 12 µm/mN
    Force d’appui recommandée : 2.0 g
    poids de la cellule : 9.5 g

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