Ortofon LW-800S headshell leadwires

LW 800S, Lead Wire, Headshell cables

The LW-800S is the most sophisticated lead wires composed of Pure Silver and Silver coated wire.

The end of the wire is fastened by Rhodium-plated terminal.
Since Silver has the best electrical conductive properties of all the metals, the LW-800S silver wire is able to transmit very clear high tone signals, which brings the brilliant tonality to the sound reproduction.


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. Ortofon SH-4 headshell and Ortofon cartridges' terminal PINs diameter is 1.2 mm, while Ortofon headshells' PINs diameter is normally only 1.0 mm. Using LW 8N with the SH-4 headshell requies the LW 8N 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.

  • 4N Pure Silver wire: 3 x φ 0.26 mm
  • Silver-plated Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) wire: 16 x φ0.10 mm

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