Sumiko Blackbird Low Phono Cartridge

By Sumiko


The popularity of Blackbird High over years perpetuated much curiosity about a low-output sister — enter Blackbird Low. Bearing the same attack and presence as its high-output counterpart, Blackbird Low delivers a quieter backdrop behind warmer, more refined overall reproduction. Added depth in soundstaging also improves clarity & imaging across the board, reinforcing what we already know to be true in the Blackbird design — it’s a high-value masterpiece among reasonably priced MCs.



  • Cartridge Type: Moving Coil (low output)
  • Stylus Type: low-mass Elliptical
  • Cantilever: long-grain boron
  • Dynamic Compliance: 12x10-6 cm/dyn
  • Frequency Response: 12Hz - 50khz
  • Output Voltage/Channel: 0.7mV
  • Load Impedance: >100Ω
  • Channel Separation: 35db @ 1kHz 
  • Channel Balance: <0.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.8g - ­ 2.2g
  • Cartridge Weight: 9.6g
  •  Mounting System: standard 0.5” hole spacing