SUMIKO Blue Point No. 3
  • SUMIKO Blue Point No. 3

    £549.95Price

    Blue Point No. 3 High Phono Cartridge

     

    Next-Gen Moving Coil Phono Pickup

     

    Far be it for us to modify a design that’s proven so practical and pleasing to such a wide variety of listeners, but as Sumiko has pushed forward in recent years with our exploration of resonance optimization, it was a matter of time before our classic Blue Point No. 2 was re-evaluated. Blue Point No. 2 – among the world’s first high-output MC cartridges – across decades has become something of a staple among listeners looking for a taste of moving coil sonics without the added expense of MC pre-amplification. We’ve long loved this cartridge and it will remain dear to us among our heritage lineup, but indeed we’ve got another ‘Point’ to make…

     

    Along with the release of our Reference Celebration 40, we bring you Blue Point No. 3 – another nod to our 40 years of cartridge development in the pursuit to enrich your listening experience. We’ve taken a close look & listen at the resonance properties of Blue Point No. 2 and have recognized room for refinement. Resonance having a more significant impact than many listeners may realize, we sought to reimagine how the housing resonates around the generator… and we feel we’ve struck gold.

     

    The sonic presentation of Blue Point No. 3 harkens back to vintage Shure & Stanton MMs remembered for their smoothness. With our tried & true MC generator system, that smoothness is enhanced with the subtlety & nuance you’d expect from a Sumiko MC. First and foremost – and if ever the word were appropriate – Blue Point No. 3 assembles its sonic picture from the ground up with its oh-so buttery low-end response. Bass enthusiasts are in for a treat here. Full & warm yet defined & textured, the coziness of the bass will invite you right in. It doesn’t stop there, however. You can expect the similar lushness through the mids that remain decipherable,  high-frequency attack & decay that’s simply sweet & airy.

     

    Having developed such a refinement on a classic design, introducing a low-output variant was a no-brainer. As strongly as we stand behind Blue Point No. 3 High, Blue Point No. 3 Low is a game changer. Owners of MC phonostages can experience the same listenability mentioned above, but with the depth & imaging typical of a low-output design, then some. As with its predecessors,  Blue Point No. 3 remains a high-value performer that’s easy on your pocket book, and with the introduction of Blue Point No. 3 Low, there’s a Blue Point for everyone!

     

    Blue Point No. 3 Low Phono Cartridge

     

    Next-Gen Moving Coil Phono Pickup

     

    Far be it for us to modify a design that’s proven so practical and pleasing to such a wide variety of listeners, but as Sumiko has pushed forward in recent years with our exploration of resonance optimization, it was a matter of time before our classic Blue Point No. 2 was re-evaluated. Blue Point No. 2 – among the world’s first high-output MC cartridges – across decades has become something of a staple among listeners looking for a taste of moving coil sonics without the added expense of MC pre-amplification. We’ve long loved this cartridge and it will remain dear to us among our heritage lineup, but indeed we’ve got another ‘Point’ to make…

     

    Along with the release of our Reference Celebration 40, we bring you Blue Point No. 3 – another nod to our 40 years of cartridge development in the pursuit to enrich your listening experience. We’ve taken a close look & listen at the resonance properties of Blue Point No. 2 and have recognized room for refinement. Resonance having a more significant impact than many listeners may realize, we sought to reimagine how the housing resonates around the generator… and we feel we’ve struck gold.

     

    The sonic presentation of Blue Point No. 3 harkens back to vintage Shure & Stanton MMs remembered for their smoothness. With our tried & true MC generator system, that smoothness is enhanced with the subtlety & nuance you’d expect from a Sumiko MC. First and foremost – and if ever the word were appropriate – Blue Point No. 3 assembles its sonic picture from the ground up with its oh-so buttery low-end response. Bass enthusiasts are in for a treat here. Full & warm yet defined & textured, the coziness of the bass will invite you right in. It doesn’t stop there, however. You can expect the similar lushness through the mids that remain decipherable,  high-frequency attack & decay that’s simply sweet & airy.

     

    Having developed such a refinement on a classic design, introducing a low-output variant was a no-brainer. As strongly as we stand behind Blue Point No. 3 High, Blue Point No. 3 Low is a game changer. Owners of MC phonostages can experience the same listenability mentioned above, but with the depth & imaging typical of a low-output design, then some. As with its predecessors,  Blue Point No. 3 remains a high-value performer that’s easy on your pocket book, and with the introduction of Blue Point No. 3 Low, there’s a Blue Point for everyone!

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    • Manufacturer's Spec

      High Output Moving Coil

      Mass

      6g

      Stylus

      0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical

      Cantilever

      Aluminium Pipe

      Coils

      High-Purity Copper

      Internal Impedance

      135Ω

      Load Impedance

      47kΩ

      Frequency Response

      13Hz – 35kHz

      Output Voltage

      2.5mV @ 1kHz

      Channel Separation

      30dB @ 1kHz

      Channel Balance

      <1dB @ 1kHz

      Compliance

      12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz

      Capacitance

      100pF – 200pF

      Vertical Tracking Angle

      20°

      Tracking Force Range

      1.8g – 2.2g

      Recommended Tracking Force

      2.0g

      Low Output Moving Coil

      Mass

      6g

      Stylus

      0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical

      Cantilever

      Aluminium Pipe

      Coils

      High-Purity Copper

      Internal Impedance

      28Ω

      Load Impedance

      >100Ω

      Frequency Response

      13Hz – 35kHz

      Output Voltage

      0.5mV @ 1kHz

      Channel Separation

      30dB @ 1kHz

      Channel Balance

      <1dB @ 1kHz

      Compliance

      12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz

      Capacitance

      100pF – 200pF

      Vertical Tracking Angle

      20°

      Tracking Force Range

      1.8g – 2.2g

      Recommended Tracking Force

      2.0g

       

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      UK Shipping: 

      APC Overnight (up to 30kg). The premium Next Day service is upgraded on request to 12 noon delivery / SECURITY / Saturday and various options. We have found APC to be a reliable, courteous and predictable service.

       

      Europe, EC, and abroad: 

      For every despatch we use a professional broker to organize the fastest and highest quality shippers, and we normally use DHL or UPS depending on territory. Our broker monitors the documentation and Customs Clearance carried out by these two reliable carriers.

      Above 30kg: 

      For UK and overseas we use pallet shipping which is a professional service and avoids risks of mishandling and loss. It is not expensive under our contractors and worth a quote.