SUMIKO Songbird
  • SUMIKO Songbird

    £899.95Price

    Songbird High Phono Cartridge

    Next-Gen Moving Coil Phono Pickup

     

    Particularly adept with vocals & acoustic instruments, we’ve created Songbird to make genuine moving coil imaging available to any listener. It delivers the sweetest highs over a robust, rich yet clear low-midrange. Like its big sibling Starling, Songbird suspends sonic images in a highly controlled manner. As opposed to music being flung from your speakers, you’re placed among the naturally-positioned instruments in the soundstage, close in proximity to the intimate nuances of the musical material. If you’ve got an MM phono section, there’s a good chance Songbird High is the cartridge you’ve been dreaming about.

     

    Clear and ultra-musical with just the right degree of warmth, Songbird Low offers an even deeper soundstage with greater reach width-wise. As it’s generally more quiet thus allowing more detail to surface, you’ll be shocked by the surprises it yields even in the recordings you’re most familiar with. Stunningly holographic in a manner that approaches that of Starling, Songbird Low maximizes the refinement of your MC system at a price that’s well below reasonable considering the performance it achieves.

     

    Songbird Low Phono Cartridge

    Next-Gen Moving Coil Phono Pickup

     

    Particularly adept with vocals & acoustic instruments, we’ve created Songbird to make genuine moving coil imaging available to any listener. It delivers the sweetest highs over a robust, rich yet clear low-midrange. Like its big sibling Starling, Songbird suspends sonic images in a highly controlled manner. As opposed to music being flung from your speakers, you’re placed among the naturally-positioned instruments in the soundstage, close in proximity to the intimate nuances of the musical material. If you’ve got an MM phono section, there’s a good chance Songbird High is the cartridge you’ve been dreaming about.

     

    Clear and ultra-musical with just the right degree of warmth, Songbird Low offers an even deeper soundstage with greater reach width-wise. As it’s generally more quiet thus allowing more detail to surface, you’ll be shocked by the surprises it yields even in the recordings you’re most familiar with. Stunningly holographic in a manner that approaches that of Starling, Songbird Low maximizes the refinement of your MC system at a price that’s well below reasonable considering the performance it achieves.

     

    Our Latest Reference Open-Body MCs

    We are immeasurably excited about these recent additions to our Reference open-body MC lineup. Our latest darlings — Songbird & Starling — are a heavy refinement on our tried & true Blackbird & BPS EVO III designs. Securely anchored to a highly rigid, resonance-optimized headblock, our new generator is free to work its magic with the utmost control, free of unwanted internal resonance. The generator assembly is flexible and sturdy, offering the highest fidelity possible in a perfect balance of clarity and romance. The result is industry-leading, holographic imaging with irresistibly ‘true’ sweetness. Each delivers a degree of honesty & refinement that we couldn’t be more proud of, nor more excited for you to hear for yourself.

    • RETURN & REFUND POLICY

      The Music Room enjoys a 40-year tradition of customer care and at time of writing, full 5-star Google reviews. In addition UK customers enjoy the legal rights of mail order and distant selling. 

      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. 

      Refunds can only be made by the same payment form and to the same account to avoid possible fraud or money laundering.

    • The Music Room price matching...

      The Music Room price matching...

      We are an official Sumiko dealer and offer the best UK prices. If you have seen this product cheaper elsewhere, Let us know; we will match or beat any price.

    • Manufacturer's Spec

      High 

       

      Mass & Dimension

      8.5g, 17 x 18 x 28.5mm (WxHxD)

      Stylus

      0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical

      Cantilever

      ⌀0.5mm Treated Aluminum Pipe

      Coils

      High-Purity Copper

      Internal Impedance

      135Ω

      Load Impedance

      47kΩ

      Frequency Response

      12Hz – 40kHz

      Output

      2.5mV

      Channel Separation

      30dB @ 1kHz

      Channel Balance

      <0.5dB @ 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

      Replacement Stylus Unit

      Re-Tip Exchange (See Dealer)

       

      Low

      Mass & Dimension

      8.5g, 17 x 18 x 28.5mm (WxHxD)

      Stylus

      0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical

      Cantilever

      ⌀0.5mm Treated Aluminum Pipe

      Coils

      High-Purity Copper

      Internal Impedance

      135Ω

      Load Impedance

      47kΩ

      Frequency Response

      12Hz – 40kHz

      Output

      2.5mV

      Channel Separation

      30dB @ 1kHz

      Channel Balance

      <0.5dB @ 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

    • SHIPPING INFO

      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.