Sumiko Celebration 40 Moving Coil Cartridge

Code: SUM-CEL-40
  • £3,199.95
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  |   Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Hand fitted with a luxurious plumwood body, inspired by previous Sumiko designs, the Celebration 40 was created to commemorate the company’s four decades in the cartridge business. With its micro-ridge stylus and the blend of other cutting-edge materials, the Celebration 40 is a true high-end design guaranteed to impress.  The mechanical foundation for the intricate workings of the Celebration 40 is a unique machined alloy “cradle”, into which the entire generator system of the cartridge is fitted.

Key Features:

  • Luxury moving coil cartridge with a plumwood body
  • Ogura Jewel Co. P9 elliptical stylus mounted on long-grain boron cantilever
  • Sophisticated magnet system for exceptional control
  • Unrivalled sonic characteristics at the price
  • Overhead mounting design

Within this structure, the sophisticated magnet system is housed. The result of this assembly is a solid brass foundation and very wide dynamics alongside a vast open soundstage, a natural and pure midrange, and high frequencies that are extended but never bright. The long-grain boron cantilever employed in the Celebration 40 provides class-leading energy transfer from the stylus to the coils. Further, the specially devised rubber suspension system is tuned for an optimised acoustic performance and extended cartridge life.

Celebration 40 now implements the same solid, ultra-low-mass 75µm x 2.5µm Microridge stylus as the flagship Palo Santos Presentation. Its prevailing characteristics are rich, smooth and warm, yet it retains a clarity and precision that defies its tonal character. The result is a cartridge listeners can escape into for hours on end without fatigue. The Microridge also tracks like few others are capable, navigating the record groove with ease. Musicality, emotion, bass depth and slam with mid/high sweetness are all on offer, in the truest spirit of Sumiko phono cartridges.

The luxurious plumwood body, chosen for its ideal resonance characteristics brings refinement to the sound while its angled front panel provides clear line of sight during cartridge installation. After assembly at Sumiko’s long standing Japanese factory, final adjustments are calibrated for your enjoyment. The celebration 40, not only celebrates the many years of Sumiko’s existence, it represents many decades of analogue excellence.

Technical Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 50kHz 
  • Output Voltage: 0.5mV 
  • Internal Impedance: 35Ω
  • Load Impedance: 100Ω - 1kΩ
  • Stylus Type: Solid Ultra Low-Mass 75µm x 2.5µm / Microridge
  • Channel Seperation: 30dB @ 1kHz
  • Channel Balance: 0.5dB @ 1kHz
  • Compliance: 12x10-6 cm/dyn @100Hz
  • Capacitance: 100pF - 200pF
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.9 - 2.2g
  • Recommended Force: 2.0g
  • Cartridge Weight: 7.0g
  • Dimensions: 18 x 16.5 x 30.8mm (WxHxD)

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

COLLECT IN STORE OR HOME INSTALL:At the request of the manufacturer some items cannot be supplied by mail order but you can click and buy them and then elect to collect them from our store or arrange a home install (if applicable). Applicable items clearly state that they are Collect in store or home install. Once ordered you will receive a message prompting you to contact us by phone or email to arrange for us to deliver and install or to reserve and collect from our store at your convenience, you will also be advised of the delivery time / stock availability as not all Home install / collect in store items are held in stock. 

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