The Xpression cartridge bridges the gap between the SPU-type cartridges and High-End cartridges like the MC A90 and the MC Windfeld designed for headshell mounting. The result is a high-performance moving coil cartridge with the convenience of a standard headshell connector, which provides a simple and elegant method of directly connecting the generator and tonearm via the Xpression’s one-piece body.
The cartridge height is likewise identical to the SPU height, which makes further VTA adjustments unnecessary.
The length of the cartridge ensures proper match with the SME-mount type tonearms, e.g. SME, Grace, Fidelity Research, SAEC and Micro Seiki brands. Additionally, the mass and compliance properties of the Xpression ensure that a proper match will be achieved with any SPU-compatible arm.
The Xpression can ideally be combined with the TA-110 and TA-210 tonearms. The combination of Xpression, TA-110/TA-210 and ST-80 SE MC transformer gives a supreme experience!
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 0.3 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - < 0.2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - > 28 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - > 22 dB
Frequency response - 20 Hz-20 kHz +0.5 /- 1.5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force - 90 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 11 µm/mN
Stylus type - Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Boron Cantilever
Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking force range - 2.3 -2.8 g (23-28 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 2.6 g (26 mN)
Tracking angle - 23°
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 4 Ohm
Recommended load impedance - > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material - SLM Stainless Steel and Special proprietary TPE-compound
Cartridge colour - Black
Cartridge weight - 28 gram