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Sumiko Starling MC Cartridge

Sumiko Starling MC Cartridge


Kronos AV 5 Year Warranty 

Kronos AV offer a FREE 5 year warranty with all products they sell (unless otherwise stated here). If you item is faulty during this time, you simply need to contact one of our staff and they will arrange everything for you. 

How does the warranty procedure work? 

Once you have contacted us to arrange a warranty repair, we will supply you with an RMA number which will allow us to allocate the order to your account when we receive it. We will then have the manufacture repair the goods as quickly as possible and returned to you fully working. 

We will also test the goods prior to sending them back to you, to make sure they are 100% working, and you receive back a perfect product.

Do I need to keep the orignal packaging?

Yes, it is very important with all products that you keep all original packaging and boxes. This is to allow for safe shipping. Your warranty will be null and void if these are disposed off, so please keep all packaging and boxes for your purchase. 


Warranty Exclusions does not cover ordinary wear and tear by Buyer; (ii) Buyer’s non-observance of installation, operating, and/or maintenance instructions or Specifications provided by Seller in writing; (iii) Buyer’s abuse, improper use, or neglect of Goods and Services; (iv) unauthorized modifications made to Goods and Services by Buyer; or (v) any equipment or materials furnished by Buyer or any third-party (other than Seller or any subcontractor or sub-supplier of Seller).

USED ITEMS: These are excluded from this offer, and a 6 month warranty is provided on these items. 

Items which are classed as intimate e.g. cleaning products etc... are also excluded from this

What if the product comes with a warranty longer than 5 years? 

In some cases, brands may offer warranties which are longer than 5 years. In this case, they supersede our 5 year warranty, and cover you for the extended period. Again you can contact us to arrange any warranty repair, and we will take care of it for you. The manufacturers T&C's and exclusions may apply. 

Where are repairs undertaken? 

All items returned for warranty repairs are sent to our warehouse, where our team will confirm the fault, and create a detailed explanation for the engineer. This will help speed up the process, and allow the engineer to pinpoint the problem in order to rectify it in the quickest time possible.

How do I register my warranty?

Your warranty will automatically be registered upon completion of your order. All you need is to keep a record of your order number, and when you contact us simply supply our staff with this number. Our staff can then proceed with the warranty repair for you. 

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The Starling is the flagship open architecture cartridge from SUMIKO, exhibiting true high-end sound from a meticulously engineered device. 

No aspect of the cartridge's design was left to chance. The Starling is an open-architecture moving coil cartridge that renders the grandeur of an orchestra while still preserving air and space, and also delivers every detail of a nuanced Jazz recording with its responsive dynamics and deep silences. The benefit of the physical design is that resonances often associated with external housings are eliminated in the Starling, yet to enhance this further the cartridge also boasts a CNC-precision milled high-grade aluminium mounting plate so the cartridge system can perform effortlessly. The mechanical silence of the Starling concedes a dynamic linearity across the entire spectrum that allows it to handle even the most demanding passages with effortless poise and convincing drive.

The long-grain boron cantilever employed in the Starling provides class-leading energy transfer from the stylus to the coils. Further, the synthetic rubber suspension system is tuned so the hardness and repulsion factor are optimised for a controlled acoustic performance over a long lifespan. 

The sophisticated Starling design results in a combination of superior dynamics and excellent long term tracking ability. When finished with the specially ground, low-mass, high-end MicroRidge stylus, tremendous amounts of detail can be extracted from the record groove.

As it's part of the Reference Series, the Starling is painstakingly crafted by hand in a process that involves hours of labour. After assembly, final adjustments are made using a battery of test records, and performance is hand-calibrated for your enjoyment.

The Starling is a traditional "low output" moving coil, but its fidelity and technical characteristics mean that it delivers a truly high-end sound when paired with the appropriate equipment in a high-end vinyl system.

  • Moving Coil cartridge with MicroRidge stylus
  • Long-grain boron cantilever
  • Exceptional sonic characteristics, with deep silences
  • Ultra-low resonance open architecture design
  • Overhead mounting design
  • Easy to set-up and install
Frequency Response: 12Hz - 50kHz
Output Voltage: 0.5mV
Internal Impedance: 28Ω
Load Impedance: >100Ω
Channel Seperation: 35dB @ 1kHz
Channel Balance: <0.5dB @ 1kHz
Stylus Type: Micro-Ridge
Compliance: 12x10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2g
Recommended Force: 2.0g
Cartridge Weight: 9.5g
EAN: 844682009315
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