The apex of our 3 new Oysters, Moonstone is dressed to impress. Further reducing moving-mass & output and topped off with our listen-tested 0.3 x 0.7mil elliptical diamond, Moonstone transcribes sonic imagery with weight, richness, depth & sparkle. The texture is keenly realistic. The sonic image is suspended and well-controlled over a nearly-absent noise floor, providing fantastic clarity without etching nor confusion. Compatible with MM preamps and the vast majority of tonearms out there, Moonstone is a must-have for audiophiles on a budget.
In a marketplace full of mass-production, planned obsolescence, and endless hype, Sumiko Phono Cartridges provides an oasis of artistry and accessibility for every music lover and analogue enthusiast. For over 40 years, Sumiko has provided the industry with some of the finest tools in analogue reproduction.
Using an approach that views the phono cartridge as a musical instrument, Sumiko’s engineers have paid fastidious attention to every aspect of cartridge design to summon extraordinary performance out of every component and bring a characteristic, natural sound that best serves music reproduction. The all-new integrated generator design of our new Oyster moving magnet cartridges allows for a seamless transfer of mechanical energy from the stylus to accurate electrical reproduction of the original audio signal. The open-body architecture of our mid-range moving coil offerings provides a transparency that allows an equal versatility playing classical, jazz, or modern rock and hip hop recordings. Our Reference line takes the musicality concept to the highest level, with a presentation that evokes as much emotion as it does excitement.
Across all levels of cost and performance, selecting a Sumiko cartridge to enhance your analogue setup will ensure that you are gaining the most out of your investment in Fine Analog Sound.
The Moonstone Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge
The Moonstone is an affordable high-performance moving magnet cartridge that utilizes the powerful mechanically-generated electromotive forces of the larger magnet to help give your playback extra punch and convincing realism. Exceptionally well-balanced and dimensionally dense, the breathtaking dynamics of the Moonstone outperform many comparably priced moving coil cartridges without requiring a huge investment in preamplification.