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The Sumiko subwoofers offer exceptional value. Sumiko used to distribute REL subwoofers and built the brand in the US over many years. When they lost REL, so that REL could sell it directly themselves, they designed a killer line of subs that offer great value for the money. We feel it outperforms the comparable REL subs for less money.

The Sumiko cartridges have received many great reviews and offer excellent value.

Models we have available:
S-10 500 watt 12" with 12" sub bass radiator and remote capability at $1699.00 On sale at $1199.00 delivered


S10-Shown here in white-Only Black available

The Sumiko S.10 ($1699.00) (Sale at $1199.00 delivered) utilizes an active-passive configuration; one 12-inch long throw newly designed fiberglass sandwich honeycomb driver is controlled by the 500 watt amplifier with 1000 watt peak capability. The 12" fiberglass sandwich honeycombsub bass radiator driver reinforces the output of the active driver. This additional surface effectively doubles the air moving capacity of the design. The S.10 is powered by an ultra high current 500 watt, Class D amplifier. With a 1-kilowatt peaks, the S.10 can deliver striking dynamics with ease. An all-new 12-inch driver has been developed with fiberglass honeycomb sandwich construction, coupled to a 12-inch passive radiator of identical material. This allows the S.10 to reach the lowest frequencies with transient control that is simply not found elsewhere in passive radiator designs. The S.10 includes the wireless remote receiver which when used with the optional sending unit ($199.00) makes the system wireless in operation.

Type: 500 watt Sub bass radiator, front-firing radiator, down-firing active woofer
Woofer:1 x 12" very long throw fiberglass honeycomb cast aluminum sandwich construction

Amplifier: 500W rms, 1000W peak
Active Drive Unit: 12in long-throw, steel chassis 
Lower Frequency Response: 22 Hz at -6 dB 
Input Connectors: Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, Lo Level single phono, LFE phono 
Phase Switch: Yes, 0 or 180 degrees 
Amplifier Type: Digital
Dimensions (WxHxD): 18.3"x18.5"x18.75" Including feet 
Finish: Gloss Piano Black or White Lacquer 
Weight: 64 lbs (29 Kg) – net weight / 58.2 lbs (26,4 Kg) – shipping weight
Optional wireless remote sending unit is $199.00


Sumiko Cartridges

Sumiko cartridges have received excellent reviews all over the world. They offer high value from $79.00 to $4495.00

Oyster- Moving magnet with alloy cantilever and spherical stylus, 4.0mv output    $79.00

Black Pearl-Moving magnet with alloy cantilever and spherical stylus, 5.0mv output  $99.00

Pearl- Moving magnet with alloy cantilever and elliptical stylus, 5.0mv output  $119.00

Blue Point #2- High output moving coil 2.5mv output Alloy Cantilever with Blue Point cut elliptical diamond stylus $449.00

Blue Point Special Evo III- Great reviews on the 2.5mv high output moving coil with elliptical stylus & low resonance open generator deaign $549.00

Sumiko Blackbird

Blackbird cartridge

Blackbird- High output MC dsign with long grain Boron cantilever, synthetic elastomer suspension & open generator design. Great reviews $1249.00

2014 The Absolute Sound Editors Choice

Technical Data:

  • Cartridge Type: HO MC
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz-50Khz
  • Output Voltage: 2.5mV
  • Channel Separation: 35db
  • Channel Balance: 0.5db
  • Compliance: 12
  • Stylus Size: (not provided)
  • Stylus Shape: Low Mass Special Grind
  • Load Impedance: 47kΩ
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.8­-2.2 grams
  • Recommended Force: 2.1 grams
  • Weight: 9.6 grams


Pearwood Celebration II-Low output MC with Pearwood body, Alnico maget assembly and long grain Boron cantilever $2799.00

Michael Fremer said about the Celebration (Sterophile Feb 2001 Vol 24 No 2)

"The Celebration was a music-lover's cartridge,  for those who value harmonic richness over ultra-low-level detail, transparency, and spatial resolution..."

"With its rich harmonic presentation its fine transient response, its robust bass, and its bold imaging it should easily win over many analog lovers.... "


Palo Santos Presentation-This .5MV moving coil has superb reviews in The Absolute Sound & Stereophile  $4499.00

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