Sumiko Rainier

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Sumiko Rainier is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
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Sumiko Rainier

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”A fun and affordable cartridge – what’s not to like?” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2023 award-winner.

Low resonance body for a natural sound

With the same body as the more expensive Olympia and Moonstone models, the Rainier gives you a higher tech spec for less. The low resonance body and generator system helps to reduce distortion, letting you hear a purer, more natural sound. Pure copper internal wiring lets even the tiniest musical detail flow through, unimpeded.

Elliptical stylus for a detailed sound
Featuring an elliptical stylus, the Rainer literally gets deeper into the groove – pulling out more music. By increasing the surface contact area and spreading the load, the stylus’ finer profile also does less damage to your precious vinyl collection.

Stylus upgrades available
Because the Rainier shares the same body as models higher in the range, you can upgrade to a higher spec stylus when you choose – without having to replace the entire cartridge. When the time is right, simply slide out the old stylus and slide in an Olympia or Moonstone stylus, for a big upgrade in sound.

High output to suit most systems
The 5.0mV output is widely compatible with most MM phonostages that are built into amps and systems, making this cartridge ideal for any turntable and amp combo.

Easy installation
Featuring an overhead mounting design with threaded slots, the Rainier is easy to install and set-up. Replacement styli are also available and easy to fit when required.

Get a better connection with your music, with the Sumiko Rainier.
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
1 year
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
15 - 25,000
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value Excellent cable. Maybe a bit too thick for the plugs
Date published: 2024-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement for original cartridge. I have a Systemdek 11XE 900 turntable with a Rega RB300 arm I have owned for 30 years and have used a Rega Elyse 2 cartridge for most of the time. I have had the last one for some time and thought it must be time to replace it so looked for reviews and came up with the Sumiko Rainer. Its a long way to get to a descent hi fi shop and I doubt any would have a demo systemdek to hear one on so I took a chance. To my ears a better overall sound than the Elyse, better sound stage and very easy to fit. Glad I took the chance.
Date published: 2023-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds good on my Technics SL1200GR I had heard good things about the Sumiko Rainier and when I happened to be in London, I walked into RS and they had it in stock so it was meant to be. It needs a few hours to run in to deliver the the right sound. Cannot fault it.
Date published: 2023-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worthy upgrade Beautiful upgrade from ortofon and the sound is so balanced. Vast improvement! Installation was done with precision and expertise with a digital balance kit which was impressive. I have known the staff for years in the branch and they always look after myself and my family. Thank you
Date published: 2022-11-21
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