Sumiko Blackbird review

This American cartridge has an impressive tonal quality

By  from TechRadar Issue 330

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TechRadar's verdict

"This unusual cartridge favours bright and airy music such as classical"
For
  • Very good tonal balance
  • Commendable purity in the higher octaves
Against
  • Some may find it a little too refined
  • Seems tricky to optimise for best bass
  • Set up is quite complicated as well
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