Ortofon SPU Synergy G


Optimised SPU stereo cartridge with higher output of 0.5mV and low mass nude elliptical tip for enhanced tracking ability.  The SPU Synergy makes music almost like nothing else, certainly at this price point.  Free UK shipping.

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The Ortofon SPU Synergy G modernises the classic SPU design with a number of optimisations designed for optimum compatibility and sonic purity.  It features a wood-based housing and has a revised generator system which gives a usefully higher output of 0.5 mV, relaxing the requirement for high gain transformer or active preamplification systems.  While still making use of a highly polished Nude Elliptical stylus, the stylus tip mass has been reduced significantly, resulting in reduced VTF and higher tracking ability.

How Does it Sound? The SPU Synergy puzzled me at first because it’s slightly higher priced than the SPU Meister Silver but lacks that model’s silver coils.  Like the Meister Silver, the Synergy has a low mass nude elliptical tip, but electrically it’s different in having a rather higher output of 0.5mV with coil impedance closer to that of the Classic models.  The Synergy has a lighter shell and also tracks at a modest (for SPUs) 3g.  What does all this add up to?  Well, this one’s a bit of a shocker in that it has typical SPU power, balanced with delicacy and the most wonderfully ‘organic’ and expressive, ordered musical nature.  You hear precisely how instruments are played, and where they are being played within the recorded acoustic.  The overall sound is not so extended as with the Meister Silver, but it’s beautifully balanced and the Synergy tracks beautifully too.  I liken the SPU Synergy GM MkII to an accomplished musician who knows that she/he is very good, but has no need to shout nor brag about that.  The Synergy is a stunning musical performer that draws you in to performances like few other cartridges do.  This one is a high-end bargain and truly a cartridge to love with heart as well as head, and a bit of a bargain too. Technical Data
Output Voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec:0.5mV
Channel Balance at 1 kHz:<1.5dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz:> 23 dB
Channel Separation at 15 kHz:> 15 dB
Frequency Response:20Hz - 20kHz (±2dB)
Tracking Ability At 315Hz:>70 µm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:8 µm/mN
Stylus Type:Nude Elliptical
Stylus Tip Radius:r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking Force Range:2.5 - 3.5g (25 - 35mN)
Recommended Tracking Force:3.0g (30mN)
Tracking Angle:20°
Internal Impedance, DC Resistance:
Recommended Load Impedance:10 - 50Ω
Cartridge Body Material:Ground Wood & Resin Composite
Coilwire Material:High Purity Copper (OFC)
Cartridge Colour:Shiny Black
Cartridge Weight:30g


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