Sumiko Songbird Low Output

$1,699
By Sumiko

Description

Particularly adept with vocals & acoustic instruments, Songbird is created to make genuine moving coil imaging available to any listener. It delivers the sweetest highs over a robust, rich yet clear low-midrange. Like its big sibling Starling, Songbird suspends sonic images in a highly controlled manner. As opposed to music being flung from your speakers, you’re placed among the naturally-positioned instruments in the soundstage, close in proximity to the intimate nuances of the musical material. If you’ve got an MM phono section, there’s a good chance Songbird High is the cartridge you’ve been dreaming about.

 

Clear and ultra-musical with just the right degree of warmth, Songbird Low offers an even deeper soundstage with greater reach width-wise. As it’s generally more quiet thus allowing more detail to surface, you’ll be shocked by the surprises it yields even in the recordings you’re most familiar with. Stunningly holographic in a manner that approaches that of Starling, Songbird Low maximizes the refinement of your MC system at a price that’s well below reasonable considering the performance it achieves.

Features/Specifications

  • Mass: 8.5g
  • Stylus: 0.3 x 0.7mil Polished Elliptical
  • Cantilever: ⌀0.5mm Treated Aluminum Alloy
  • Coils: High-Purity Copper
  • Internal Impedance: 28Ω
  • Load Impedance: >100Ω
  • Frequency Response: 12Hz – 40kHz
  • Output: 0.5mV
  • Channel Separation: 30dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance: <0.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Compliance: 12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
  • Capacitance: 100pF – 200pF
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.8g – 2.2g
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2.0g