Sumiko
Amethyst Cartridge MM

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Next-Gen Moving Magnet Phono Pickup

Borrowing from and refining on the resonance-optimized housing of our latest Oyster cartridges (Moonstone, Olympia & Rainier), Sumiko further reduce output to curtail extraneous noise. Topped off with a nude line-contact diamond, the stylus couldn’t be more nimble. Reaching every nook & cranny of your record grooves and handling that information with the utmost grace, Amethyst competes favorably with similarly priced MC designs. It’s shockingly quiet and thus transparent as can be, skillfully tracing even the most complicated passages your LP collection has to offer. Expect effortless dynamic handling, depth and clarity over a black background, impeccably realistic transience and images that leap from your soundstage but remain naturally positioned.

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Borrowing from and refining the resonance-optimized housing of our latest Oyster cartridges (Moonstone, Olympia & Rainier), we further reduce output to curtail extraneous noise. Topped off with a nude line-contact diamond, the stylus couldn’t be more nimble. Reaching every nook & cranny of your record grooves and handling that information with the utmost grace, Amethyst competes favorably with similarly priced MC designs. It’s shockingly quiet and thus transparent as can be, skillfully tracing even the most complicated passages your LP collection has to offer. Expect effortless dynamic handling, depth and clarity over a black background, impeccably realistic transience, and images that leap from your soundstage but remain naturally positioned.

Hand-Crafted in Japan
From Oyster to Reference, each Sumiko phono cartridge is crafted by hand in Yokohama, Japan — near the waters where their namesake Oysters dwell. Sumiko has 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.
Mass & Dimension: 6.5g, 17.2 x 18.8 x 29mm (WxHxD)
Stylus:0.2 x 0.8mil Nude Line-Contact
Cantilever:⌀0.5mm Aluminum Pipe
Coils:High-Purity Copper
Internal Impedance:700Ω
Load Impedance:47kΩ
Frequency Response:12Hz – 35kHz
Output:2.5mV
Channel Separation:30dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance:0.5dB @ 1kHz
Compliance:12×10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Capacitance:100pF – 200pF
Vertical Tracking Angle:25°
Tracking Force Range:1.8g – 2.2g
Recommended Tracking Force:2.0g
Replacement Stylus Unit:RS Amethyst

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- Installation Charges: AED 450 Per Hour
- Speaker Cables: AED 32 Per Meter
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Due to the rotational inertia of pivoted tonearms, the friction of the stylus on the record groove produces a force that pulls the stylus toward the center of the record. Anti-Skate (or mechanical bias) is added to compensate for this force in order to equalize the stylus tracking on the sides of the groove walls. Because this is a dynamic force, do not attempt adjustment using a blank or grooveless record as this will result in over compensation. When using a Sumiko Amethyst™ moving magnet cartridge, a value equal to the tracking force should be applied as anti-skate. Two grams tracking force = Two grams of anti-skate.

October 14, 2021
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Optimum performance can only be achieved by maintaining a clean stylus and record surface. If your records are kept very clean, the brush supplied with your cartridge will suffice to remove accumulated dust if it is used after each play. Be sure to either turn the volume down or select a different input prior to doing this. Only use a back to front motion when contacting the stylus during cleaning. To remove compacted debris, we recommend LAST cleaning products as the best and safest stylus cleaner available.

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