The Oyster Series' premium Moving Magnet cartridge range features four models with a matching aesthetic, all named after a different type of Oyster.
The Amethyst is the flagship of the series, and easily SUMIKO's most ambitious moving magnet cartridge to date. Featuring a nude Line-Contact stylus coupled to a 0.5mm diameter aluminium cantilever, it's capable of extracting every minute detail from the record groove. Due to the level of fidelity on offer, the Amethyst also employs a mechnically enhanced body compared to the more affordable Rainier, Olympia and Moonstone models. With its unique body, the Amethyst's upgraded generator assembly provides ultra-low noise, hair-raising dynamics and superior tracking ability. This exceptional cartridge is so accomplished, it even surpasses some moving coil cartridges in resolution and detail.
The Amethyst looks the same as the other models in the series, but its body is unique, so it should only be fitted with the RS Amethyst replacement stylus.
- Moving Magnet cartridge with nude Line-Contact stylus
- Exceptional sound performance, better than many MC cartridges
- Low-resonance body and enhanced generator system
- Pure copper internal wiring
- Overhead mounting design
- Medium output for easy matching to a phono stage
- Easy to set-up and install
- RS Amethyst replacement stylus available
Hi-Fi World, January 2020 - 4 Globes
Frequency Response: 12Hz - 35kHz Output Voltage: 2.5mV @ 1kHz Load Impedance: 47kΩ Channel Seperation: 30dB @ 1kHz Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz Stylus Type: nude Line-Contact Compliance: 12x10-6 cm/dyn Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2g Recommended Force: 2.0g Cartridge Weight: 6.5g