SUMIKO Palo Santos Presentation
A ‘reference’ cartridge strives to transcribe that extra bit of musical information that makes your music come alive. Subtleties like the snap & thump of the kick, the attack & rustle of the snare, fingers on the fretboard & vocal verisimilitude are just a few of the attributes a high-end MC is tasked with extracting and reproducing. Beyond just reproducing them, it must be a highly refined ‘Presentation’ across the frequency spectrum with an intimate awareness for the nuance that elevates performance beyond what can be expected from more affordable MCs.
A high-end wonder that performs at the level of more luxuriously priced moving coil designs, Sumiko’s Reference Palo Santos Presentation is primed to deliver this magic to your audiophile-caliber system. We’ve selected the gorgeous, hand-crafted Brazilian Rosewood housing for its resonant properties — the homogeny & warmth that it lends to a sophisticated, crystal-clear sonic picture that’s teeming with micro-detail. Featuring an ultra-rigid long-grain boron cantilever and line-contact Microridge stylus, tracking is superb and the groove is traced with the utmost finesse. Anchored to an uncompromising machined aluminum cradle and enclosed by a milled Teflon back plate, maximum rigidity and resonance control around the generator are achieved. This allows the voice of the cartridge to sing unimpeded by unwanted coloration and interfering resonance, precipitating to unrivaled honesty in playback.
On the bottom end, bass is buttery and inviting, ever-present and non-dominating. Lush & textural, it emerges from a silent backdrop and remains impeccably defined. Mids are free of clutter & confusion. Instruments and their nuances are vividly tangible while maintaining their natural warmth. Highs are enchantingly airy and wonderfully extended with a sparkle that promises to mesmerize. You can feel the emotion in dynamic shifts, and the musical material resolves effortlessly with charming decay back into the backdrop. Multidimensional yet whole and blossoming with previously unrealized sonic imagery, the result is an uncanny portrayal of your of your most cherished recordings.
RETURN & REFUND POLICY
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We have exported happily for many years and most probably have happy customers in your country who will confirm our reliability and refund in the event of mishaps.
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Mass & Dimension
8.3g, 18 x 17.2 x 30.5mm (WxHxD)
Solid Ultra Low-Mass 75µm x 2.5µm Microridge
⌀0.28mm Boron Shaft
100 – 1kΩ
10Hz – 50kHz
30dB @ 1kHz
<0.5dB @ 1kHz
8×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz
100pF – 200pF
Vertical Tracking Angle
Tracking Force Range
1.8g – 2.2g
Recommended Tracking Force
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.
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.