Like the other Ortofon top-of-the-line cartridges, the stylus for the SPU Gold Reference has been designed and produced in close collaboration with Ortofon Swiss diamond supplier, Fritz Gyger. Its shape is closely aligned to the profile of the original cutting stylus and its quality is the very highest possible.
The front facet of the Ortofon Replicant 100 stylus is flat, which allows maximum space for the stylus to move freely in the groove. The rear contact surface of the diamond has three facets to reduce stylus volume (and thus the mass) while maintaining the strength and integrity of the diamond.
The contact area is highly polished in order to achieve a perfect radius. And the stylus profile along the 90° V-track of the groove is shaped to make the highest degree of contact ever made possible by a playback stylus - surpassed only in this respect by the cutting stylus itself.