Sumiko Moonstone MM image
  • Sumiko Moonstone MM image
  • Sumiko Moonstone MM image
  • Sumiko Moonstone MM image
  • Sumiko Moonstone MM image
  • Sumiko Moonstone MM image
  • Sumiko Moonstone MM image

Sumiko Moonstone MM Cartridge

Sumiko Cartridges

Price: $322.78
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Sumiko Moonstone is part of the new modern series from the 40 year old Japanese cartridge company comprising the following models: Rainier, Olympia and Moonstone.

All pickups are handmade by highly qualified cartridge makers. If you need to play 78 RPM records you can also use a separate stylus for that and use it with the Sumiko Moonstone. 

Sumiko Moonstone 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.

Sumiko Moonstone comes with an elliptical stylus on aluminium 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 Moonstone you will experience a warm sound with a more detailed treble and dynamics than the Sumiko Olympia. 

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. The Sumiko Moonstone has a fine elliptical stylus cut. We recommend using a good protractor for proper adjustment to get the best out of your cartridge and to avoid faulty setup. 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 – 33kHz
⌀0.5mm Aluminum Alloy
Vertical tracking angle
Channel separation
30dB @ 1kHz
Tracking force
1.8g - 2.2g
1.8g – 2.2g
Replacement stylus
Rainier Olympia or Moonstone RS (Interchangeable)
Channel balance
0.5dB @ 1kHz
Cartridge mass
Stylus Type
0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical
High-Purity Copper
12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Load resistance
Load capacitance
100pF – 200pF
Internal resistance

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