Up for sale is an Ortofon SPU Royal N Cartridge.
This Cartridge is special for being, as Ortofon itself puts it, "the essence of analog". It is often described as being a 'Single Ended Triode' of cartridges.
The SPU Royal N is the revered Royal GM MKII cartridge, without the integrated body. The Royal N can be connected to any traditional tonearm. Please see the following two links for further clarification:
I purchased this component in late October 2018, and it has had very light usage since then. I purchased it because I was in search of exactly as described before, something that would be as SET-like as possible. Whether you run an all-tube system and are looking for a cartridge that will fit into the mold and not disrupt the sound you are creating, or you have a more transparent system that you are looking to inject with a little musicality somewhere in the chain of components, this cartridge would fit the bill. It is beyond musical, and I have enjoyed it immensely.
Reason for sale: I have a new phono stage, different from the one I had when I bought the cartridge, and this phono stage does not have as much gain as my previous one did. I am seeking a more medium output cartridge now. The SPU Royal N has an output of 0.2 mV, so please be certain that you have at least a moderate amount of gain to handle this type of output.
Sells for $1,700 new.
I'll pay for shipping. PayPal +2.9% fee. Have all original packaging.
Please feel free to ask any questions.