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Ortofon SPU Gold

It doesn't take a connoisseur to appreciate why SPU Gold has been so named: the cartridge body, cantilever, plug, and finger lift have been plated with 24-carat gold. The SPU Gold is a deluxe version of SPU legendary cartridges designed on Ortofon's patented moving coil principle. However, in the development of SPU Gold, we sought to maintain as much as possible of the original SPU construction while at the same time making a few important modifications.

SPU Gold is a cartridge for the connoisseur who knows what he wants and knows his music system

The SPU Gold has truly outstanding sound reproduction qualities. It delivers a transparent, open, and detailed midrange and a full-bodied bass. Its stereo imaging lets the listener experience the music in front of his speakers. To obtain all the benefits of the SPU Gold's superb performance capabilities, however, it is essential that correct mounting be achieved. The tonearm used must be as rigid as possible with a minimum of resonance.

SPU Gold Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.     0,2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  -   1 dB-
Channel separation at 1 kHz   -  25 dB
Frequency response  -   20-20.000 Hz +/-1,5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz lateral  -   65 µm
Tracking force range  -   3 - 5 g (30-50 mN)
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -   8 µm/mN
Stylus type  -   True Elliptical
Stylus tip radius  -   r/R 6/17 µm

Tracking angle  -   20°
FIM distortion at recommended tracking force DIM 45.542 -    < 1%
Internal impedance, DC resistance per channel -    3 Ohm
Recommended load impedance  -   > 10 Ohm
Cartridge colour  -   Gold/Black
Cartridge weight, complete with headshell  -   32 g

Download the SPU Gold leaflet