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Ortofon SPU #1 E Cartridge (Elliptical)

Ortofon SPU #1 E Cartridge (Elliptical)Purchase OnlinePrice per item: $1,209.00In StockQuantity: Add To Cart Email Me More Info

The SPU #1 E elliptical stylus profile provides more detailed sound reproduction and expansive imaging with high Purity Copper armature windings and terminal leads as well as grinded wood and resin composite housing. This SPU cartridge embodies the essence of the original Moving Coils and are a perfect solution for the playback of both early and modern and contemporary stereo recordings.  Excellent price-to-performance ratio.


Perfect solution for stereo recordings

The SPU #1 models, with their universal connector, ensure the ability to mount the units in a wider range of tonearms with universal (SME) mount, e.g. Ortofon TA-110 and TA-210 tonearms. The combination of SPU #1, ST-7 Moving Coil transformer and TA-110/TA-210 tonearms gives a supreme experience.

With their linearity and full bodies, the SPU #1 models are a perfect solution for the playback of stereo recordings.

Sonically, the SPU #1 models are genuine SPUs, known for their full-bodied and powerful music image, minimum of intermodulation distortion and an impressive channel separation.



  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 0.18 mV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz:  1.5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz:  20 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz:  10 dB
  • Frequency response: 20-20.000 Hz ± 3 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *): 60 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 10 µm/mN
  • Stylus type: Elliptical
  • Tracking force range: 3.0-5.0 g (30-50 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 4.0 g (40 mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 2 ohm
  • Recommended load impedance:  > 10 ohm
  • Cartridge body material: Ground wood and resin composite
  • Coilwire material: High Purity Copper (OFC)
  • Cartridge colour: Black matte
  • Cartridge weight: 28 g

Check out the brochure for more information - Ortofon SPU Series Brochure


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