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  1. #1
    Join Date: Feb 2010

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    I'm Tom.

    Default FS: Ortofon SPU #1S MC cartridge

    My second time owning one of these, I got it for a play because my Garrard 401 + AT 1503 MkI was coming back to me and I wanted a dedicated SPU to put on it. The reason for selecting the spherical version (having also previously owned the elliptical) is its musicality and oomph. It really is a boogie machine.

    This one is in perfect order. Itís probably done 30 sides, but I have a lot of other cartridges and I need to fund-raise towards a new arm to replace the 12in Ikeda - hence its on the block. Offered at £360 including RMSD.

    A few links:

    https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...-Ortofon-SPU-1
    https://www.stereophile.com/content/...hono-cartridge
    https://www.ortofon.com/spu-1-p-698
    http://jelabs.blogspot.com/2018/06/o...spherical.html



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    Join Date: Mar 2016

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    Great cartridge at a great price
    I’ve heard this and it’s a winner.
    Bargain
    "lack of passion is fatal"


    Vinyl: Thorens TD-124mk2 / SME-312 Aluminium 'special' / SME M2-9R / STEREO: Etsuro Urushi Cobalt / Shure M3D / Ortofon SPU A95 / Cartridge Man Music Master / Shure - SC35C (US) / SAEC C3 MC MONO: Miyajima Zero B 0.7mil mono / Miyajima Premium 1.0 / Amps & SUTs: Radford STA25 mk3 / AD Audio 'Satchmo2' pre & LCR phono / Hashimoto HM-7 SUT / ETR-MONO SUT Digital: Audio Note 4.1 (with DAC5 upgrades) DAC / Roon / Tidal Speakers: Tannoy 12" MGs' in RFC custom 'Rutland' Cabinets with RFC crossovers / Tannoy ST-100 Super Tweeters Cables: LFD Grainless phono / RFC Mercury / Duelund DCA16GA tinned copper / Kimber 12TC / SW1X Audio Design USB-SPdif / Duelund DCA20GA interconnects / SW1X Audio SPDIF Aero 6 / Mains Power Conditioner / Box Furniture rack / Audiodesk Systeme Vinyl Cleaner / a very beautiful & understanding Wife!

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    Thanks Adam. It's amazing how many people have never heard one! Always astonishes me. Like a set of Quad ESLs, or one of the classic 60s trilogy of Radford STA25 /Leak Stereo 20 / Quad II monoblocks, it's something everyone should aspire to own at some stage in their hifi journey.

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    Pay day bump for all those who missed this over the bank hol

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    Sticking this on ebay shortly at £375, so how about £350 including RMSD?

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    PM'd
    Simon.

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    oops duplicate

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    Replied - SPU on hold pending payment.

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