Understanding moving coil vs moving magnet cartridges requires learning how they work, how they differ, and the impact they can have on the sonics of audio systems. Being the transducer

Cartridge 101: How Does Vinyl Work?

Vinyl records have come a long way since Thomas Edison first recorded sound onto a wax-coated cardboard cylinder back in 1877. Primitive though it was, Edison’s phonograph, and later the

Cartridge 101: How to Replace a Record Player Needle

If you’re asking how to replace a record player needle, you might be thinking in outdated turntable terminology dating back to the Victrola days, when they used actual cactus needles

Cartridge 101: How to Clean Your Record Needle

Now that you’ve become a turntable owner and your record collection is growing, you need to learn how to clean your record needle if you want the sound quality of

Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II: HiFi News

 “Sumiko's attempt at filling what it sees as a gap in its lineup has been a huge success. …it has a poise, polish and panache that is alluringly addictive. The way in which it disdainfully shrugs off poorer pressings is also a revelation. This is a welcome addition to a fine range.”  -Adam Smith, HiFi News, May 2020

Sumiko Songbird Low: Stereo Net

 “Sumiko's attempt at filling what it sees as a gap in its lineup has been a huge success. …it has a poise, polish and panache that is alluringly addictive. The way in which it disdainfully shrugs off poorer pressings is also a revelation. This is a welcome addition to a fine range.”  -Adam Smith, HiFi News, May 2020

Sumiko Starling: Hi-Fi News

 “Sumiko's attempt at filling what it sees as a gap in its lineup has been a huge success. …it has a poise, polish and panache that is alluringly addictive. The way in which it disdainfully shrugs off poorer pressings is also a revelation. This is a welcome addition to a fine range.”  -Adam Smith, HiFi News, May 2020