The faithfulness against the sound from the ancestors is still there, whether it is using a new silver/gold alloy for the armature, using the Replicant stylus, or using Selective Laser Melting manufacturing technique.
The SPU 85, from 2003, was a limited production of 500 units.
SPU 85's unique characteristics included an outstanding housing made of Japanese Hida Beech wood, 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 dark maroon colour.
In order to influence sound from the motor system, a new wire concept for the armature windings called “AUCURUM” was developed. The basic material here is a specially developed composite consisting of a very pure copper and gold, creating extraordinarily high conductivity and environmental resistivity.