Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation
A ‘reference’ cartridge strives to transcribe that extra bit of musical information that makes your music come alive. Subtleties like the snap & thump of the kick, the attack & rustle of the snare, fingers on the fretboard & vocal verisimilitude are just a few of the attributes a high-end MC is tasked with extracting and reproducing. Beyond just reproducing them, it must be a highly refined ‘Presentation’ across the frequency spectrum with an intimate awareness for the nuance that elevates performance beyond what can be expected from more affordable MCs.
A high-end wonder that performs at the level of more luxuriously priced moving coil designs, Sumiko’s Reference Palo Santos Presentation is primed to deliver this magic to your audiophile-caliber system. We’ve selected the gorgeous, hand-crafted Brazilian Rosewood housing for its resonant properties — the homogeny & warmth that it lends to a sophisticated, crystal-clear sonic picture that’s teeming with micro-detail. Featuring an ultra-rigid long-grain boron cantilever and line-contact Microridge stylus, tracking is superb and the groove is traced with the utmost finesse. Anchored to an uncompromising machined aluminum cradle and enclosed by a milled Teflon back plate, maximum rigidity and resonance control around the generator are achieved. This allows the voice of the cartridge to sing unimpeded by unwanted coloration and interfering resonance, precipitating to unrivaled honesty in playback.
- Handmade Palo Santos Brazilian Rosewood cartridge body
- .5mV output via an Alnico magnet assembly
- Long-grain boron cantilever with a line-contact stylus
- Redesigned, far more rigid, machined aluminum cradle houses the generator mechanism
- Milled Teflon billet back plate
- Custom hollow point
- Tapered brass gold plated connecting pins for ease of installation