Ortofon SPU Wood (A) Moving Coil Cartridge and Headshell

  • £1,549.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
| Usually dispatched within 24 hours

The SPU Wood A is a perfect combination of Japanese and Danish craftsmanship. This Moving Coil cartridge is beautiful in both finish and form, as well as in its sonic expression.

It has unique characteristics which includes an outstanding housing made of Japanese Beech wood, famous for its strength and hardness. For the exclusive surface treatment, the 6000 year-old Japanese Urushi lacquer method was chosen in order to achieve a hard, resistant and beautiful multilayer surface in a dark maroon colour. The wooden housing has a strong influence on the overall sound, resulting in a very pleasant, open, dynamic, straightforward and present tone range characteristic for the SPU sound.
Technical Specifications:
  • Output Voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec.: 0.18mV
  • Channel Balance at 1 kHz: 1.5dB
  • Channel Separation at 1 kHz: 20dB
  • Channel Separation at 15 kHz: 10dB
  • Frequency Range at -3dB: 20 - 25.000 Hz
  • Frequency Response: 20-20.500 Hz
  • Tracking Ability (at 315Hz): 70μm
  • Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 10μm/mN 
  • Stylus Type: Spherical
  • Stylus Tip Radius: R 18μm
  • Tracking Force: 4g (40mN)
  • Tracking Force Range: 3.0 - 5.0g (30-50mN)
  • Tracking Angle: 20°
  • Internal Impedance (DC Resistance): 2.5Ω
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 10Ω
  • Cartridge Body Material: Wood
  • Cartridge Colour: Dark Maroon
  • Cartridge Weight: 31g

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