Among the original HOMC (high output moving coil) cartridge designs, Blue Point No.2 acts like an MM as far as your phono preamp is concerned. It thusly blends the impact of an MM with the refinement of an MC. Our classic Blue Point begins the moving coil lineage of our Oyster & Reference Series. It delivers robust, well-defined bass along with invitingly rich mids and airy highs. It presents in a hearty manner while maintaining the fine articulation an MC design has to offer.
Sumiko Blue Point No.2 Moving-Coil Phono Cartridge Has Been a Best-Seller for More Than a Decade: Winner of an Editors' Choice Award from The Absolute Sound An audiophile classic cartridge, Sumiko's Blue Point No. 2 is one of the best, affordable high-output moving-coil cartridges to ever hit the market. Featuring a specially ground elliptical stylus which sits lower in the grooves than other elliptical designs, it offers excellent resolution and tracking. Its body is comprised of a special material designed to better couple with the tonearm, relieving the effects of resonance and greatly improving the cartridge's ability to resolve low-level information. Blue Point No.2 remains compatible with a broad range of tonearms, as the medium weight universal-mount body greatly speeds up alignment and eases installation. "One of the best, if not the best, values in all of high-end audio." —Corey Greenberg Stereophile "A huge step up from entry-level cartridges." —Chris Martens, The Absolute Sound , Editors' Choice Award