Ortofon SPU Classic N E Moving Coil Cartridge (Black)

Model: SCLASSICNE UPC: 5705796240238 Item: 169086

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Ortofon SPU Classic N E Moving Coil Cartridge Overview

Achieve more detailed sound reproduction with the Ortofon SPU Classic N E Moving Coil Cartridge. Built with an elliptical stylus profile, this phono cartridge delivers a more expansive level of sound imaging and greater heights of precision when compared to other record needles. The SPU Classic N features High Purity copper wiring and a ground wood and resin body for good looks and quality components you can rely on. Embrace a contemporary performance level with a classic touch with SPU Classic Series cartridges ideal for playback of both early and contemporary stereo recordings. You can personalize your turntable cartridge even further. Using an SPU Classic N adaptor, listeners can mount the SPU Classic on a traditional headshell. (Note: the SPU Classic is sold separately from the integrated headshell unit.)

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  • Moving coil (MC) turntable cartridge delivers detail, accuracy and less distortion of sound
  • Nude elliptical stylus profile provides more detailed sound reproduction and expansive imaging
  • Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec: 0.2 mV
  • Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz +3/-2 dB 
  • Tracking ability (315 Hz, lateral): 65 micrometers
  • Tracking angle: 20 degrees
  • Mount SPU Classic N E phono cartridges on standard headshells, as well as in a wider range of tonearms
  • SPU Classic N is sold without the integrated headshell unit; if desired, listeners can mount it on a traditional headshell using an SPU N adaptor
  • SPU Classic series record needles are renowned for their rich bass and a transparent treble range 
  • Crafted with ground wood and resin composite body and High Purity copper coilwire materials
  • Dimensions: 0.75" H X 0.70" W
  • Weight: 0.46 oz.
  • Warranty: 1 Year - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support



  • Output voltage at 1kHz, 5cm/sec.: 0.2mV
  • Channel balance at 1kHz: <1dB
  • Channel separation at 1kHz: >20dB
  • Channel separation at 15kHz: >10dB
  • Frequency response: 20kHz - 20kHz +3/-2dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 65μm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 8μm/mN
  • Stylus type: Nude elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18μm
  • Tracking force range: 3.0g - 5.0g (30 - 50mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 4.0g (40mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20º
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 2.5 ohm
  • Recommended load impedance: > 10 ohm
  • Cartridge body material: High purity copper
  • Cartridge weight: 13g

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  • SPU Classic N E Moving Coil Cartridge


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