Utilising these three elements we created a new product in order to support our customers of the SPU cartridges and Ortofon tonearms.
The Xpression cartridge bridges the gap between the SPU-type cartridges and High-End cartridges like the MC A90 and the MC Windfeld designed for headshell mounting. The result is a high-performance moving coil cartridge with the convenience of a standard headshell connector, which provides a simple and elegant method of directly connecting the generator and tonearm via the Xpression’s one-piece body.
The cartridge height is likewise identical to the SPU height, which makes further VTA adjustments unnecessary.
The length of the cartridge ensures proper match with the SME-mount type tonearms, e.g. SME, Grace, Fidelity Research, SAEC and Micro Seiki brands. Additionally, the mass and compliance properties of the Xpression ensure that a proper match will be achieved with any SPU-compatible arm.
The Xpression can ideally be combined with the TA-110 and TA-210 tonearms. The combination of Xpression, TA-110/TA-210 and ST-80 SE MC transformer gives a supreme experience!
|Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.||0.3 mV|
|Channel balance at 1 kHz||< 0.2 dB|
|Channel separation at 1 kHz||> 28 dB|
|Channel separation at 15 kHz||> 22 dB|
|Frequency response||20 Hz-20 kHz +0.5 /- 1.5 dB|
|Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force||90 µm|
|Compliance, dynamic, lateral||11 µm/mN|
|Stylus type||Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Boron Cantilever|
|Stylus tip radius||r/R 5/100 µm|
|Tracking force range||2.3 -2.8 g (23-28 mN)|
|Tracking force, recommended||2.6 g (26 mN)|
|Internal impedance, DC resistance||4 Ohm|
|Recommended load impedance||> 10 Ohm|
|Cartridge body material||SLM Stainless Steel and Special proprietary TPE-compound|
|Cartridge weight||28 gram|