Royal NM

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  • Delivers the same sound reproduction properties as the SPU Royal GM series
  • High level of tracking ability
  • Replicant 100 stylus profile

This is a Special Order item.

Due to circumstances relating to this product, it is only available in the UK to special order, which means it is not stocked as standard in our warehouse. A special order item will be placed on order with the relevant manufacturer during our next scheduled Purchase Order. As we forecast orders up to two months ahead of time with some suppliers, this does not mean the item will automatically be included on the next shipment we receive. It also does not mean that the item will immediately be placed on order with the supplier, as we group special orders together for logistical purposes. Therefore, we estimate lead times on most special order items of 8 – 12 weeks.

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The SPU Royal NM provides the same sound reproduction properties as the SPU Royal GM series, but is sold without the integrated head shell unit.

The SPU Royal NM 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.

High purity 6-nines copper wiring ensures impeccable signal transmission and preservation of the finest of microdynamic detail. 

Listeners who wish to mount the SPU Royal NM on a traditional headshell may do so, and those with vintage SPU-type headshells can use the Royal NM to recreate an authentic and functional SPU cartridge.

Key Features:

  • Delivers the same sound reproduction properties as the SPU Royal GM series
  • High level of tracking ability
  • Open and detailed sound reproduction for a purely exquisite listening experience
  • Electrum/Gold plated silver windings
  • Replicant 100 stylus profile

Technical Data

Output Voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 0.2mV
Channel Balance at 1 kHz: < 1dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz: > 25dB
Channel Separation at 15 kHz: 20dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+1.5/-0dB)
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: >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 - 3.5g (25 - 35mN)
Tracking Force, Recommended: 3.0g (30mN)
Tracking Angle: 20°
Internal Impedance, DC Resistance:
Recommended Load Impedance: > 100Ω
Coilwire Material: Goldplated Silver
Cartridge Weight: 13g
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