The SPU Classic NE is sold without the integrated headshell unit.
The SPU Classic NE is a Moving Coil (MC) cartridge with an elliptical stylus profile and provides more detailed sound reproduction and expansive imaging.
Listeners who wish to mount the SPU Classic NE on a traditional headshell may do so by using the SPU N adaptor.
Those with vintage SPU-type headshells can use the Classic NE to recreate an authentic and functional SPU cartridge. NB: Vintage SPU-type headshells are no longer available.
The ST-7 transformer is a perfect match for the SPU Classic NE cartridge.
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. – 0.2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz < 1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz > 20 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz > 10 dB
Frequency response – 20-20.000 Hz + 3/- 2 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) – 60 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral – 8 µm/mN
Stylus type – Nude Elliptical
Stylus tip radius – r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range – 3.0-5.0 g (30-50 mN)
Tracking force, recommended – 4.0 g (40 mN)
Tracking angle – 20°
*) Typical value
Internal impedance, DC resistance – 2.0 ohm
Recommended load impedance > 10 ohm
Coilwire material – High Purity Copper (OFC)
Cartridge colour – Black matte
Cartridge weight – 13 g