Blue Point No. 2 – Out of Production

Classic Moving Coil Phono Pickup

Among the original HOMC (high output moving coil) cartridge designs, Blue Point No.2 acts like an MM as far as your phono preamp is concerned. It thusly blends the impact of an MM with the refinement of an MC. Our classic Blue Point begins the moving coil lineage of our Oyster & Reference Series. It delivers robust, well-defined bass along with invitingly rich mids and airy highs. It presents in hearty manner while maintaining the fine articulation an MC design has to offer.


Our Classic Oysters

Over 40 years and worldwide, our classic Oyster Series has left thousands of captivated listeners in its wake. The series is comprised of our Oyster (MM), Black Pearl (MM), Pearl (MM), Blue Point No. 2 (HOMC) & Blue Point Special EVO III (H & LOMC) — each capable of delivering a degree of refinement you have yet to hear from your turntable system. The cartridges have established themselves over decades as high-value gems that dependably out-perform listeners’ expectations for their dollar. Marked by honesty in analog reproduction, our Oyster Series remains true to what’s in the groove, impressively and convincingly voiced to bring you closer to your music.


Trade In or Trade Up

As user-replaceable styli are not on an option for moving coil phono cartridges, remember that any of our MCs, functional or otherwise, can be returned to your dealer in a re-tip exchange — a discount on a new cartridge of equal or greater value — sparing you expense when your stylus heads south! Here’s how it works… The cartridge you own is worth 30% its retail value in trade. As an example, if you have a cartridge with a retail value of $1000, it’s worth $300 in trade toward your new cartridge. All trade-ins must be done through an authorized dealer. Note: our trade program is valid within the United States only.


Hand-Crafted in Japan

From Oyster to Reference, each Sumiko phono cartridge is crafted by hand in Yokohama, Japan — near the waters where our namesake Oysters dwell. We’ve selected by ear the finest materials that combine to deliver performance that has enlightened generations of listeners. Each design is thoroughly auditioned until perfected. Production is then executed by world-class cartridge makers with a collective eye for precision & quality. The result is a full horizon of cartridges eager to introduce themselves to your analog system — we firmly believe there’s a perfect cartridge for you here.



Design Principle
Sumiko Moving Coil Phono Cartridges Sketch

High Output Moving Coil

Mass & Dimension
6.3g, 11 x 16.9 x 27.8mm (WxHxD)

0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical

Aluminium Pipe

High-Purity Copper

Internal Impedance

Load Impedance

Frequency Response
15Hz – 35kHz

Output Voltage
2.5mV @ 1kHz

Channel Separation
30dB @ 1kHz

Channel Balance
<1dB @ 1kHz

12×10-6cm/dyn @ 100Hz

100pF – 200pF

Vertical Tracking Angle

Tracking Force Range
1.8g – 2.2g

Recommended Tracking Force

Replacement Stylus Unit
Re-Tip Exchange (See Dealer)