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A century of accuracy in sound

Ortofon was established in 1918 by the two Danish engineers, Axel Petersen and Arnold Poulsen. Now Ortofon is a micro-mechanical powerhouse, which develops and manufactures hearing aid components and the world acclaimed phono cartridges for vinyl records.

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SPU Royal G Mk11

The SPU Royal G MkII provides a playback experience that embodies the essence of analog, with generous refinements which bring the legendary SPU cartridges into the realm of unrivaled perfection.
The addition of Ortofon’s unique Replicant 100 stylus and reduced tip mass ensures open and detailed sound reproduction for a purely exquisite listening experience.
Electrum coils, consisting of a gold and silver alloy, provides uncolored and precise transmission of armature movements while the slightly modified damping system makes it possible to reduce VTF and achieves a higher level of linearity.

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 0.2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz < 1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz > 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz > 20 dB
Frequency response - 20-20.000 Hz + 1.5/- 0 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) > 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 8 µm/mN
Stylus type - Nude Ortofon Replicant 100
Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking force range - 2.5-3.5 g (25-35 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 3.0 g (30 mN)
Tracking angle - 20°
*) Typical value

Internal impedance, DC resistance - 7 ohm
Recommended load impedance > 100 ohm
Cartridge body material - Ground wood and resin composite
Coilwire material - Electrum/Goldplated silver
Cartridge colour - Shiny black
Cartridge weight - 30 g

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MC Anna Diamond


The MC Anna Diamond model represents the highest echelon of Moving Coil cartridges.
As its name suggests, the MC Anna Diamond uses a Diamond cantilever that in combination with Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond offers extreme transparency, speed and responsiveness beyond that of any other combination.
This state of the art product, representative of numerous Ortofon design elements and ideas, is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology.


Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 0.2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz < 1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz > 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz > 20 dB
Frequency response - 20-20.000 Hz + 1.5/- 0 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) > 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 8 µm/mN
Stylus type - Nude Ortofon Replicant 100
Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking force range - 2.5-3.5 g (25-35 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 3.0 g (30 mN)
Tracking angle - 20°
*) Typical value

Internal impedance, DC resistance - 7 ohm
Recommended load impedance > 100 ohm
Cartridge body material - Ground wood and resin composite
Coilwire material - Electrum/Goldplated silver
Cartridge colour - Shiny black
Cartridge weight - 30 g

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MC Anna


The Ortofon’s MC Anna represents the highest echelon of Moving Coil cartridges. This state of the art product, representative of numerous Ortofon design elements and ideals, is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology.

The story behind the MC Anna cartridge

Historically Ortofon has a long tradition of paying tribute to persons who have been highly influential within the high-end audio culture and in music culture and history in general. In honor of these remarkable persons, Ortofon has introduced numerous products throughout the years, including the historical MC Rohmann, Kontrapunkt BACH Series and MC Windfeld cartridges.

Continuing this tradition with the MC Anna, Ortofon dedicates this new flagship cartridge to the Opera Diva Anna Netrebko, a virtuoso whose performance displays a formidable technical arsenal of endless versatility. With the dedication of the MC Anna, Ortofon once again emphasizes the company’s unchanging commitment and devotion to the music and to the purest delivery of recorded sound.

Much like Anna Netrebko, Ortofon aspires to provide the ultimate musical experience through a mixture of innovation and technical expertise, combined with inspiration that goes beyond mere thought to reveal true inner emotion.


Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 0.2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - 0.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - 22 dB
Frequency response - 20 Hz-20 kHz +/- 1.5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force - 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 9 µm/mN
Stylus type - Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Boron Cantilever
Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking force, recommended - 2.6 g (26 mN)
Tracking angle - 23°

Internal impedance, DC resistance - 6 Ohm
Recommended load impedance - > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material - SLM Titanium
Cartridge colour - Black/Silver
Cartridge weight - 16 gram

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MC Windfeld Ti


At the heart of the MC Windfeld Ti lies a revolutionary customized Selective Laser Melting manufacturing technology pioneered by Ortofon for manufacturing of the legendary MC A90 in 2008. The use of Titanium in the MC Windfeld Ti has provided a further improvement to the overall rigidity of the structure and the cartridge weight.

Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, characteristics in different shapes and materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of the MC Windfeld model. The MC Windfeld Ti has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge.


Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 0.2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - 0.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - 20 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB - 10 Hz - 50 kHz
Frequency response - 20 Hz - 20 kHz +2 dB/- 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force - 90 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 13 µm/mN
Stylus type - Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Boron Cantilever
Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100 µm

Tracking force range - 2.0-2.5 g (20-25 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle - 23°
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 7 Ohm
Recommended load impedance - > 10 Ohm
Coil wire material - Aucurum
Cartridge body material - SLM Titanium and Stainless Steel
Cartridge colour - Titanium/Black
Cartridge weight - 11 g

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SPU Century

The SPU was launched back in 1958 in response to the demand for cartridges to reproduce newly-introduced stereo records. The SPU immediately set the standard for professional and audiophile applications and paved the way for the next 60 years of high-end cartridge design.

The SPU is the only Ortofon stereo cartridge that has survived since 1958 in its original form and from all over the world has gained a reputation second to none for its outstanding analogue sound reproduction.

With the SPU Century, the bar is raised for both its modern and vintage counterparts. The new Ortofon SPU Century has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations within the cartridge. Our extensive knowledge of vibration and characteristics of different materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of this model.

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 0.2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - 1.0 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - 22 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - 15 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB - 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response - 20-20.000 Hz - + 3 dB/-2 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 8 µm/mN
Stylus type - Nude Shibata
Stylus tip radius - r/R 6/50 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 ohm
Recommended load impedance > 10 ohm
Cartridge body material - SLM Aluminium/Wood
Coilwire material - Silver Plated High Purity Copper (OFC)
Cartridge colour - Black/Beech
Cartridge weight - 32 g

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SPU #1


The SPU #1 S and SPU #1 E feature:
- Respectively Spherical and Elliptical stylus. The SPU #1 E elliptical stylus profile provides more detailed sound reproduction and expansive imaging.
- High Purity Copper armature windings and terminal leads
- Grinded wood and resin composite housing

These SPU cartridges embodies the essence of the original Moving Coils and are a perfect solution for the playback of both early and modern and contemporary stereo recordings. Excellent price-to-performance ratio.

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 - Spherical / Elliptical
Stylus tip radius - R 18 µm / 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 ohm
Recommended load impedance > 10 ohm
Cartridge body material - Ground wood and resin composite
Coilwire material - High Purity Copper (OFC)
Cartridge colour - Black matte
Cartridge weight - 30 g

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SPU Mono

The SPU Mono GM MkII is a high output Moving Coil cartridge a with a spherical stylus profile, for the playback of early 25µm mono recordings.

The SPU Mono GM MkII provides an authentic method of playing back these early vinyl recordings with remarkable level of sonic accuracy, and its high output negates the need for a moving coil transformer.

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 3 mV
Frequency response - 20-15.000 Hz + 2/- 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) > 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 12 µm/mN
Stylus type - Spherical
Stylus tip radius - R 25 µm
Tracking force range - 3.0-5.0 g (30-50 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 3.5 g (35 mN)
Tracking angle - 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 100 ohm
Recommended load impedance - 47 kohm
*) Typical value

Cartridge body material - Ground wood and resin composite
Coilwire material - High Purity Copper (OFC)
Cartridge colour - Shiny black
Cartridge weight - 30 g

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SPU Wood A

The SPU Wood A unique characteristics includes an outstanding housing made of Japanese Beech wood, famous for its strength and hardness. For the exclusive surface treatment, the 6000 years old Japanese Urushi lacquer method was chosen in order to achieve a hard, resistant and beautiful multilayer surface in dark maroon colour.

The wooden housing has a strong influence resulting in a very pleasant, open, dynamic, straightforward and present tone range characteristic for the SPU sound.

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 range at -3 dB 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response - 20-25.000 Hz
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 10 µm/mN
Stylus type - Spherical
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 - 20°
*) Typical value

Internal impedance, DC resistance - 2.5 ohm
Recommended load impedance > 10 ohm
Cartridge body material - Wood
Cartridge color - Dark maroon
Cartridge weight - 31 g

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