Sei que não é barato. (10.000 euros) Sei que não é para todos. Mas todos merecemos ver e saber. A Ortofon lançou uma caixa em madeira com a colecção das SPU's. (Variante G)
The SPU Collector Box
This year we decided to give our SPU fans around the world an opportunity to get a collection of the four most famous SPUs, each of them being a very special collector's item.
These four cartridges represent the diversity of technical solutions and materials, and reflect the continuous technological development throughout the past 50 years. The fact that Ortofon has kept the SPU in production for half a century says a lot about the enduring rightness of its design.
These 4 cartridges are made exactly as the original models, and are as genuine as the original production units. All materials and techniques have been preserved during the manufacturing process.
The SPU Classic: The SPU from 1959 led the way for the next 50 years of high-end cartridge design. In the early sixties the SPU range comprised three models: E (elliptical), G (standard G-shell) and T (with or without transformer). Over time the SPU in the G-housing prevailed and gradually became the now popular SPU Classic. The SPU Classic embodies the essence of the original Moving Coils known for their dynamic and powerful sound reproduction. Equipped with a Nude spherical stylus the SPU Classic has sound that is both rich and silky.
The SPU Gold Reference from 1989 was made in 335 units. The major features of the SPU Gold Reference include an Ortofon Replicant 100 stylus, 99.9999% pure copper armature windings and lead, and a slightly modified damping system, the improvements that have made it possible to reduce the tracking force and obtain a more linear frequency response. Sonically, the Gold Reference is a genuine SPU.
The SPU 85 from 2003 was made in 500 units. The SPU 85 Anniversary is characterized by an outstanding kind of housing made of Japanese Hida beechwood, 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 a dark maroon color. In order to influence sound from the motor system, a new wire concept for the armature windings called “AUCURUM” was developed.
The SPU 90th Anniversary from 2008 was made in 500 units. What makes the SPU 90th Anniversary unique is the combination of the following four things: a completely new patent-pending magnetic system, the inclusion of the renowned Field Stabilizing Element (FSE) system, the direct connection between the generator system and the wooden housing that ensures an extremely high internal damping, and finally, the use of the revolutionary Selective Laser Melting manufacturing technique. The SPU 90th Anniversary provides a reproduction of sound that is unsurpassed in its neutrality, detail and dynamic range.
The SPU Collector box is complete with a book encompassing the history of Ortofon, the history of SPU and description of the products.
Where to buy
This SPU collector box is true collector's item limited in 100 units. We expect to sell these 100 SPU collector boxes in a short space of time. The street price of the SPU Collector Box is estimated to be € 10.000 depending on the local VAT. Deliveries will start November 1st.
The SPU Collector box will not be sold directly from the factory but through the Ortofon HiFi Partners http://www.ortofon.com/where-to-buy. Please contact your local dealer and ask him to contact a local Ortofon HiFi Partner. We would highly appreciate you contacting Ortofon directly firstname.lastname@example.org to get more info about the product