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Ortofon SPU Wood A Moving Coil Cartridge
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Ortofon SPU Wood A Moving Coil Cartridge

£1,166.67 Exc. VAT |  


Ortofon SPU Wood A Moving Coil Cartridge

A new masterpiece from Ortofon

A perfect combination of Japanese and Danish craftsmanship and technique, the new SPU Wood A is beautiful in finish and form, as well as in its sonic expression.

The SPU Wood A unique characteristics includes an outstanding housing made of Japanese Beech wood, famous for its strength and hardness. For the exclusive surface treatment, the 6000 years old Japanese Urushi lacquer method was chosen in order to achieve a hard, resistant and beautiful multilayer surface in dark maroon colour. The wooden housing has a strong influence resulting in a very pleasant, open, dynamic, straightforward and present tone range characteristic for the SPU sound.

SPU Wood A 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 range at -3 dB 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response - 20-20.500 Hz
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)  70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 10 µm/mN
Stylus type - Spherical
Stylus tip radius - R 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 - 2.5 ohm
Recommended load impedance > 10 ohm
Cartridge body material - Wood
Cartridge color - Dark maroon
Cartridge weight - 31 g





Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):
Channel Balance at 1kHz:
< 0.8dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz:
> 27dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz:
> 20dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB):
20 Hz - 60 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:
+1.5 / 0
Tracking Ability at 315Hz:
Typically 90μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:
16μm / mN
Stylus Type:
Nude Shibata
Stylus Tip Radius r / R:
6 / 50μm
Tracking Force Range:
2.0 - 2.5g (20 - 25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force:
2.3g (23mN)
Tracking Angle:
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
Recommended Load Impedance:
> 10Ω
Cartridge Body Material:
Stainless Steel Aluminium
Cartridge Colour:
Black / Black
Cartridge Weight:

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