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Ortofon SPU #1 E MC Phono Cartridge


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An eliptical stylus version of the spherical Ortofon SPU #1 S phono cartridge.

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Ortofon

Tech Specs

Out volt @1kHz: 0.18 mV 5cm/sec
Channel balance @1kHz: 1.5 dB
Separation at 1 kHz: 20 dB
Separation at 15 kHz: 10 dB
Freq response: 20Hz-25kHz (±3dB)
Tracking ability at 315Hz: 65 µm
Compliance/dynamic/lateral: 10 µm/mN
Stylus type: Eliptical
Stylus tip: R18µm / r/R 8/18 µm
Track force range: 3-5.0 g (30-50mN)
Tracking force: 4.0 g (40 mN)
Tracking angle: 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance: 2 ohm
Recommended load impedance: > 10 ohm
Body: Ground wood and resin composite
Coilwire: High Purity Copper (OFC)
Cartridge weight: 30 g

Product Description

Ortofon new SPU #1 models are perfect all-rounders for the newcomers to the world of SPU.


The SPU #1 E has an Elliptical stylus providing more detailed sound reproduction and expansive imaging. It is made from high purity copper armature windings and terminal leads with ground wood and resin composite housing.

These SPU cartridges models have an excellent price-to-performance ratio, they are new complete all-rounders in the world of SPU.


The connection on the SPU #1 models, are universal, which give you the ability to mount these units in a wide range of tonearms, with universal SME mounts, for instance, Ortofon TA-110 and TA-210 tonearms. By combining an SPU #1, an ST-7 Moving Coil transformer and TA-110/TA-210 tonearms will guarantee a superior sound experience.

With the linearity of the SPU #1 and their full bodies, means they are a perfect for the playing stereo recordings. Acoustically, the SPU #1 models are genuine SPUs cartridges, known for their for producing deep and powerful musical images, whilst minimising intermodulation distortion and giving a highly impressive separation of the stereo channels..

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