SUMIKO Starling
  • SUMIKO Starling

    £2,099.95Price

    If picture is worth 1000 words, Starling propels the question of what a sonic image might be worth. Evident in the very existence of our hobby is music’s unique ability to reach us with a certain profundity that exists well outside of what we can hear. It can be said that feelings are what we’re chasing, and if invoked by the most convincing portrayal of your dearest recordings, those feelings can be all the more profound. A sonic image can thus be priceless, and we’ve designed Starling to realize that image in your system. Added to the resonance-optimized headblock & generator borrowed from Songbird, Starling implements a rigid boron cantilever finished with an ultra-low-mass Microridge stylus. Microridge is a diamond profile highly regarded worldwide for its even-handedness while simultaneously delivering richness & clarity. Bonded to our assembly, rarely has this famous stylus achieved such agility in the groove — certainly not at Starling’s price. What you experience is gorgeously suspended sonic imagery that places you just where you want to be — front & center.

     

    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.

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    • Manufacturer's Spec

      Mass & Dimension

      9.5g, 17 x 18 x 28.5mm (WxHxD)

      Stylus

      Solid Ultra Low-Mass 75µm x 2.5µm Microridge

      Cantilever

      ⌀0.28mm Boron Shaft

      Coils

      High-Purity Copper

      Internal Impedance

      28Ω

      Load Impedance

      >100Ω

      Frequency Response

      12Hz – 50kHz

      Output

      0.5mV

      Channel Separation

      35dB @ 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.