Palo Santos Presentation Phono Cartridge

Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Phono Cartridge For over thirty-five years, SUMIKO has provided a comprehensive range of phono cartridges to music lovers seeking...

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Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Phono Cartridge

For over thirty-five years, SUMIKO has provided a comprehensive range of phono cartridges to music lovers seeking the finest musical experience at a variety of price points. In fact, the great market success of SUMIKO phono cartridges has hinged on their phenomenal cost-to-performance ratio.

The Palo Santos Presentation is no exception. New design requirements incorporating advances in material technology and construction techniques have resulted in a significantly improved product which delivers a highly refined and resolved, yet musically satisfying sound quality previously unavailable at or even near its price.

Improvements grace virtually every facet of the product to differentiate it from its smaller sibling the Pearwood Celebration II. Most significant is the new generator anchoring system, which has substantially improved rigidity and reduced resonance and background noise to previously unheard of levels. From the new handcrafted Palo Santos (Brazilian Rosewood) body, which is shorter in height to add vision when mounting and aligning this cartridge, to the Long Grain Boron cantilever and new Line Contact stylus, which significantly improves resolution, the Palo Santos Presentation truly deserves the title as our flagship offering.

Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Features

  • Handmade Palo Santos Brazilian Rosewood cartridge body
  • .5mV output via an Alnico magnet assembly
  • Long-grain boron cantilever with a line-contact stylus
  • Redesigned, far more rigid, machined aluminum cradle houses the generator mechanism
  • Milled Teflon billet back plate
  • Custom hollow point
  • Tapered brass gold plated connecting pins for ease of installation

Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation Technical Data

  • Cartridge Type Moving Coil
  • Suspension Synthetic Rubber
  • Frequency Response 10Hz-40Khz +/- 1.5dB
  • Output Voltage/Channel 0.5mV (3.54 cm/sec.,1kHz)
  • Channel Separation >30dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance <0.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Optimum Tracking Force 2.0 grams
  • Tracking Force Range 1.8 - 2.2 grams
  • Dynamic Compliance 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Internal Impedance 12 ohms
  • Load Impedance 100-1k ohms
  • Capacitance Range 100 - 300 pf
  • Cantilever Long grain Boron
  • Stylus Line Contact, ultra low-mass, solid diamond 75µm x 5µm
  • Output Terminals Unique gold plated tapered brass pins
  • Cartridge Weight 8.3 grams
  • Mounting System Standard 0.5” hole spacing, threaded M2.5

A review:

The Palo Santos Presentation moving-coil cartridge has an open-construction body of tuned wood; a boron cantilever, a suspension of synthetic rubber,<br />and a ultra-low-mass Vital PH diamond stylus. Compared to the Benz-Micro LPS, the Palo Santos Presentation sounded "brasher" with a shallower soundstage, leaner mid-bass, and sharper transients. "It's overall sound- smooth, sweet, and nicely detailed makes it a great choose for the music lover with eclectic tastes who wants to bridge the gap between analytical and romantic sound," said MF.. 

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