Ortofon LW-6N headshell leadwires

LW 6N, Lead Wire, Headshell cables

The LW-6N is the 6N lead wire made of Ultra High Purity Copper wire.

The configuration is very sofisticated with different diameters of wire strand. The inside strand is right winding, and the outside strand is left winding. The end of the wire is fastened by a gold plated terminal.

The tight winding against each other makes the clear transmission of music signals. Clear and crisp tonality.


Mounting instructions

All Ortofon cartridges have a color coding of the terminals, indicating red and green for right channel, respectively hot and ground terminal. White and blue for left channel, respectively hot and ground terminal. Green terminal will always be used for grounding the cartridge housings or motor-system whenever connected inside the cartridge.

We recommend to connect lead wires to the cartridge and headshell before mounting the cartridge on the headshell. Please remember correct orientation of the leads. The Ortofon SH-4 headshell and Ortofon cartridges' terminal PINs diameter is 1.2 mm, while the Ortofon headshells' PINs diameter is normally only 1.0 mm. Using LW 6N with the SH-4 headshell requies the LW 6N shell side clamp to be widened a little bit to fit on the SH-4 PINs. If shifted around, it may cause over-tightening of the assembly. Being aware about this detail, you will avoid the risk of having the cartridge's terminal PINs fall out.

  • High purity Cu wire 6NCu: 7 x φ 0.18 mm (Right strands)
  • High purity Cu wire 6NCu: 17 x φ 0.10 mm (Left strands)

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