Reference Series: Pearwood Celebration II


SUMIKO’s many years of experience fine-tuning sound and our continuing desire to reveal the most vibrant and exciting colors of analog led to the development of the Celebration II. With its harmonic richness, pin-drop articulation, and excellent frequency separation, the Celebration II is for music lovers seeking the musical experience of the finest phono cartridges at a more sensible cost.

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Overview

Improvements to the original Pearwood Celebration include a brand new handcrafted Pearwood cartridge body, refined long-grain boron cantilever, and most notably a new ultra low-mass Ogura Jewel Co. P9 Stylus (Vital Design). In addition, a new machined-billet Teflon back plate features custom hollow and tapered brass mounting pins for ease of installation. These refinements result in a cartridge that offers more extended high frequencies along with bass extension and an extremely articulate mid-band range. The Pearwood Celebration II embodies all the virtues that over 25 years of experience in designing and distributing the finest in analog products.


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Technical specifications

Cartridge Type:
Moving Coil

Suspension:
synthetic rubber

Frequency Response:
10Hz - 40kHz (+/- 1.5dB)

Output Voltage/Channel:
0.5mV (3.54cm/s @ 1kHz)

Channel Separation:
30dB @ 1kHz

Channel Balance:
0.5dB @ 1kHz

Optimum Tracking Force:
2.0g

Tracking Force Range:
1.9g - ¬ 2.2g

Dynamic Compliance:
12x10-6 cm/dyn

 

Internal Impedance:
30Ω

Capacitance Range:
100pF ¬ - 300pF

Cantilever:
long-grain boron

Stylus Size/Shape:
ultra low-mass Ogura Jewel Co. P9

Output Terminals:
unique gold-plated tapered brass pins

Load Impedance:
100Ω - 1kΩ

Cartridge Weight:
7.0g

Mounting System Standard:
standard 0.5” hole spacing (M2.5 threaded)