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Ortofon SPU Gold

Stereo Moving-Coil Cartridge

Ortofon SPU Gold


SPU Gold is a deluxe version of Ortofon's legendary SPU cartridges of the late fifties.

In it's development, we sought to maintain as much as possible of the original construction while at the same time making a few important modifications.

Such as the incorporation of a new, elliptical diamond stylus, the use of silver windings and the entire arrangement of leads, and a more secure method of mounting in the headshell.

Outstanding sound reproduction qualities and perfect imaging make this cartridge the ideal choice for SPU lovers and all music enthusiasts.


Output: 0.2mV

Channel balance: 1dB

Channel separation: 25dB

Frequency response: 20 to 20,000Hz

Stylus type: true elliptical

Equivalent weight of stylus tip: 0.45g

Tracking force: 4.0g (3.0-4.0g)

Tracking angle: 20 degrees

Load resistance: >10ohm

Weight: 32g


Reference engineering white paper  English - Terry Robinson

flyer  English - Terry Robinson

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