Does anyone know anything about this Sumiko cartridge?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by DownTheT, Aug 11, 2017 at 10:32 PM.

  1. DownTheT

    DownTheT Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Shreveport, LA
    Is this an older version of the Sumiko Blue Point?
     
  2. vintage_tube

    vintage_tube Well-Known Member

    Location:
    East Coast
    Since there is no picture -- I'll take a stab at it and say it's a clear audio.:laugh:
     
  3. DownTheT

    DownTheT Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Shreveport, LA
    Oops, I could've right sworn when I posted it, I had the image file attached...here's another try.[​IMG]
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  4. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

    Yea, I think that's the really old version of their high output moving coil, 2.5mV, probably early to mid 90s. Not worth anything now, and suspension probably no good anymore. Are you using it? I probably wouldn't, but if it hasn't been used much and the suspension is still good (doubtful) then you might get some use from it. For a moving coil, I'd go for something more recent, and of known history.
     
  5. DownTheT

    DownTheT Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Shreveport, LA
    Not mine, it is an eBay listing I was looking at last week. Curious - if I hook a used Rega Planar 3 (or RP 3) at a decent price, will my Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge be compatible without significant modifications? I guess what I'm asking is would it be plug and play, or am I going to need shims or spacers or such things. At this stage of this vinyl journey, I'm not likely to spend more than $250 or so on a cartridge, and I'm not ready to spend a whole lot on a turntable yet. I have what I think is a pretty good preamp (Schitt Mani). Also any particular cartridge recommendations for this table I would appreciate, especially in the sub $250 range.
     
  6. chili555

    chili555 Well-Known Member

    Indeed. I'd retire it as its age and unknown history (100 hours? 1000 hours? 5000 hours??) make it a threat to your records.
     

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