Ortofon SPU #1 S

Product Code: ORC112S


ex-vat: £ 407.50

The Ortofon SPU #1 series of cartridges brings the legendary sound of the SPU to an excellent price-to-performance level. The Ortofon SPU #1 S features a traditional spherical stylus, high purity copper armature windings and terminal leads, and a headshell constructed of a ground wood and resin composite material.

The Ortofon SPU range virtually defines classic vinyl playback. If you’re lucky enough to own a universal-style bayonet-mount tonearm, you owe it to your records to add an Ortofon SPU cartridge.


Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.
- 0.18 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz
1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz
20 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz
10 dB
Frequency response
20-25,000 Hz ± 3 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
65 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
10 µm/mN
Stylus type
Stylus tip radius
R 18 µm
Tracking force range
3.0 - 5.0 g (30 - 50 mN)
Tracking force, recommended
4.0 g (40 mN)
Tracking angle
Internal impedance, DC resistance
2 Ohms
Recommended load impedance
> 10 Ohms
Cartridge body material
Ground wood and resin composite
Coilwire material
High Purity Copper (OFC)
Cartridge colour
Gloss black
Cartridge weight
30 g