Ortofon SPU 1S Cartridge

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  • Regular price R 9,400.00


Perfect all-rounders for the newcomers to the world of SPU

The SPU #1 S and SPU #1 E feature:  
-    Respectively Spherical and Elliptical stylus. The SPU #1 E elliptical stylus             profile provides more detailed sound reproduction and expansive imaging.
-    High Purity Copper armature windings and terminal leads 
-    Grinded wood and resin composite housing

These SPU cartridges 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.

    SPU #1 S and E Technical data

    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 - 20-25.000 Hz -  ± 3 dB
    Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)  65 µm
    Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 10 µm/mN
    Stylus type - Spherical / Elliptical
    Stylus tip radius - R 18 µm  / r/R 8/18 μm
    Tracking force range - 3.0-5.0 g (30-50 mN)
    Tracking force, recommended - 4.0 g (40 mN)
    Tracking angle - 20°
    *) Typical value

    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 - Shiny black 
    Cartridge weight - 30 g

    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-110and TA-210 tonearms. The combination of SPU #1, ST-7 Moving Coil transformerand 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.

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