Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 High Output MC Cartridge image
  • Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 High Output MC Cartridge image
  • Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 High Output MC Cartridge image

Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 High Output MC Cartridge

Sumiko Cartridges

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Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 comes in two versions. A low output version that needs extra amplification or a Moving Coil phono stage and a high output version that can be connected directly to a moving magnet (MM) phono stage. They are very similar in sound - the low output has a little more of everything soundwise, but the high-output is easier, more convenient and mostly cheaper to pair with a MM phono stage without having to buy extra amplification.

With the development of Blue Point No. 3 the issue of resonance has been addressed because it has a more significant impact on the sound than many listeners may realize. Sumiko has sought to reimagine how the housing resonates around the generator.

This is Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 high output.

With the sonic performance of the Blue Point No. 3, Sumiko harkens back to vintage Shure & Stanton MMs which are known for their smoothness. Sumiko Blue Point No. 3’s sonic picture can be described as having a punchy bass which is full and warm yet defined and textured. The mids are lush and decipherable. The highs are sweet and airy with fine attack and decay.

Sumiko Blue Point No. 3 high output has the universal ½”-mount and threaded inserts in the cartridge body, which enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws.

We recommend around 20 hours break-in.

Don’t hesitate to contact our support team if you need help to pick the right cartridge for your needs and preferences.


Data sheet

Output voltage
2.5mV @ 1kHz
Frequency response
13Hz – 35kHz
Aluminium Pipe
Vertical tracking angle
Channel separation
30dB @ 1kHz
Tracking force range
1.8g – 2.2g
Recommended tracking force
Channel balance
Less than 1dB @ 1kHz
Cartridge mass
Stylus Type
0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical
High-Purity Copper
12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
Load Impedance
Internal Impedance
100pF – 200pF
Replacement Stylus Unit
Re-Tip Exchange (See Dealer)

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