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Sumiko Amethyst MM Cartridge

Sumiko Cartridges

Price: $587.88
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Sumiko Amethyst is the top of the line of the new modern MM cartridge series from the Japanese cartridge company Sumiko. The series also comprises the Rainier, Olympia and Moonstone models. However the stylus of the Sumiko Amethyst pickup is not interchangeable with the others because of a lower output.

The lower output aims to increase the sound quality of the Sumiko Amethyst, making it more quiet and dynamic. The Top of the line Amethyst from Sumiko comes with a nude line-contact stylus on an aluminum cantilever with an even smaller magnet for a sonic performance that delivers the nuances of a moving coil with the punch of a moving magnet. With the Sumiko Amethyst you will experience the warm Sumiko trademark sound with a detailed treble and great dynamics. 

Sumiko Amethyst has a modern design with threaded inserts in the cartridge body, which enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts or washers are required.

To get the full benefit of this fine Sumiko cartridge it is essential to mount it properly in terms of overhang, azimuth and horizontal alignment.  The finer the stylus the more important the correct setup gets. DaCapo Audio recommends using a good protractor for proper adjustment to get the best out of your cartridge. Please see the options on our website.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our support team.


Data sheet

Output voltage
Frequency response
12Hz – 35kHz
⌀0.5mm Aluminum Alloy
Vertical tracking angle
Channel separation
30dB @ 1kHz
Tracking force
1.8g - 2.2g
1.8g – 2.2g
Replacement stylus
Amethyst RS
Channel balance
0.5dB @ 1kHz
Cartridge mass
Stylus Type
0.2 x 0.8mil Nude Line-Contact
High-Purity Copper
12×10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Load resistance
Load capacitance
100pF – 200pF
Internal resistance

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