Reference Series: Starling


Our new flagship open-architecture moving coil cartidge uses the same resonance-reducing body design as the Songbird, but introduces a long-grain boron cantilever and a Micro-Ridge stylus.

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Overview

This allows the Starling to render the grandeur of an orchestra while still preserving air and space, and also realize every detail of a nuanced Jazz recording with its responsive dynamics and deep silences. 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.


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Technical specifications

Cartridge Type:
Moving Coil

Stylus:
Micro-Ridge

Cantilever Material:
boron

Wire Material:
pure copper

Internal Impedance:
28Ω

Load Impedance:
>100Ω

Frequency Response:
12Hz - 50kHz

Output Voltage:
0.5mV

Channel Separation:
35dB @ 1kHz

 

Channel Balance:
<0.5dB @ 1KHz

Compliance:
12x10-6 cm/dyn @ 100Hz

Recommended Load Capacitance:
100pf - 200pF

Vertical Tracking Angle:

20°

Tracking Force:
1.8g - 2.2g

Recommended Force:
2.0g

Cartridge Weight:
9.5g