Also adding to the sonic performance of the SPU Century is only the best coil wiring, comprised of Silver Plated Oxygen Free Copper (5NX) wire, to ensure that each and every movement of the stylus is captured faithfully without loss. The internal terminal wiring uses the most sophisticated LW-800S lead wires composed of Pure Silver and Silver coated wire that transmits very clear high frequency signals, delivering brilliant tonality.
The SPU Century’s sound image is much alike its predecessors the SPU 90th Anniversary and SPU A95 and combines the classic SPU’s rich bass, transparent treble range, and unrestrained dynamics and power with natural and true-to-life detailed presentation. This combined with ample resolution at the top and a more precise bottom-end offer a satisfying balance between timbre and texture.
The SPU Century cartridge may have been recreated from the paradigms, concepts, and techniques of the original, but its performance takes one step further to advance its capabilities and technical excellence. As Leif Johannsen, Ortofon Chief Officer of Acoustics and Research put it "Evidently, the best SPU we have ever made, exhibiting truly marvelous sound".
The SPU Century is delivered in an exclusive solid box featuring Ortofon Anniversary logo printed on a lid.