Sumiko has been manufacturing high value phono cartridges in Japan for over 30 years.
In addition to manufacturing their own cartridges, Sumiko imported cartridges from the best manufactures all over the world for over three decades. Leveraging what they learned from the "who's who" of phono cartridge builders, Sumiko developed manufacturing relationships in Japan that allowed them to produce extremely high quality cartridges at value prices.
These high quality, lower priced cartridges have made it possible for music lovers all over the world to enjoy LPs as their high fidelity source. A worldwide resurgence of LP playback among the younger generation has been fueled by Sumiko.