"A Big Helping of Moving Coil Goodness"
As the evolution of the ever-popular Sumiko Blue Point Special, the EVO III raises the performance bar even higher at this highly competitive price point. Its tonal balance is remarkably smooth, exhibiting a fundamental richness and overall warmth without sacrificing musical detail and resolution. Soundstage focus and channel separation are exemplary, as is the cartridge's ability to maintain a coherent consistency that reproduces music as a perceptual whole.
"The EVO III provided a big helping of moving coil goodness, yet was refreshingly free of common moving coil quirks and foibles," reports the April 2004 issue of The Absolute Sound magazine. "Enthusiastically recommended."
The Blue Point Special's features include a high-output moving coil design with 2.5-mV output, a chemically coated aluminum cantilever with 0.3mm x 0.7mm elliptical stylus, and an ultra low-resonance open generator design. The resonance controlled mounting system provides the lowest mechanical impedance. The EVO III is highly compatible with most modern tonearms.
"The EVO III provided a big helping of moving coil goodness, yet was refreshingly free of common moving coil quirks and foibles. Enthusiastically recommended."
- The Absolute Sound magazine, April 2004
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|A JOY TO HEAR|
I have owned this cartridge for over 5 years now and I love it. It is mounted onto my J A Michell TecnoDec, connected to a top of line Musical Fidelity phono pre-amp, and amplified through a pair of Channel Islands power amps.. The impact of sound generated has a dynamic that puts you in the midst of the music. The audio spectrum is complete, with no empty places. Perhaps it is the design of the cantilever that seems to remove noise, presenting a floor for clean bright high fidelity to come through the way a $3,000 dollar cartridge might do. I play Tchaikovski to Adele. Because of this cartridge, I remain strongly dedicated to LPs.
|- Warren E, LA|