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Ortofon Xpression SPU Phono Cartridge


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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Ortofon

Tech Specs

Output voltage @1kHz, 5cm/sec: 0.3mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz: <0.2dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz: >28dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz: >22dB
Freq resp: 20Hz-20.000Hz +0.5/-1.5dB
Tracking ability @315Hz: 90 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 11 µm/mN
Stylus type: Special polished Nude
Replicant 100: on Boron Cantilever
Stylus tip radius: r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking force range: 2.3 -2.8g (23-28mN)
Tracking force, recommended: 2.6g (26mN)
Tracking angle: 23°
Internal impedance, DC resistance: 4 Ohm
Recommended load impedance: > 10 Ohm
Cartridge material: SLM Stainless Steel
Special proprietary TPE-compound
Cartridge colour: Black
Cartridge weight: 28 gram

Product Description

Ortofon Xpression SPU is a state-of-the-art phono cartridge, the ultimate choice for your SPU tonearm combining Ortofon's wealth of engineering experience with inspiration from the MC A90. This is a high-performance moving coil cartridge with the convenience of a standard headshell connector, which provides a simple and elegant method of directly connecting the generator and tonearm via the Xpression’s one-piece body.

Since the cartridge length is identical to that of an SPU, the Xpression can easily be fitted onto tonearms without additional concern for proper alignment.The cartridge height is likewise identical to the SPU height, which makes further VTA adjustments unnecessary.

The length of the cartridge ensures proper match with the SME-mount type tonearms, e.g. SME, Grace, Fidelity Research, SAEC and Micro Seiki brands. Additionally, the mass and compliance properties of the Xpression ensure that a proper match will be achieved with any SPU-compatible arm. The Xpression can ideally be combined with the new Ortofon TA-110 tonearm.


- The cutting edge SLM materials technology pioneered by MC A90 and SPU 90th Anniversary
- Modification of the generator system introduced with the MC A90 and the MC Windfeld
- Ortofon design tradition

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