ORTOFON STYLUS 78 NEEDLE STYLUS (78 RPM STYLUS)
The Ortofon Stylus 78 needle stylus is the standard 78
RPM replacement stylus for all Ortofon Super OM, OM,
OMB, OMP, TM, Concorde phono cartridges. The stylus features a
2.5 mil diamond designed specifically for the correct tracing of the wide grooves of 78 RPM records. It results in minimal groove wear and accurate rendition of voice and music.
A very common misconception is that you can use an LP stylus for playing 78 RPM records. This is one quick and sure way to damage the 78 RPM record grooves. To maintain the playback fidelity of your 78 record, you really need to use a stylus designed for 78 RPM records, otherwise with just a single playing, you could ruin the fidelity of the record grooves. Moreover, the LP stylus is much narrower than the 78 RPM record groove hence the tip will slide to the bottom of the groove where debris has collected for many decades. This results in extraordinarily high-surface noise.
For an alternative 78 RPM stylus replacement, refer to Related Products.
Ortofon Stylus 78 Specifications
- Frequency range: 20Hz-15kHz
- Frequency response: 20-12k Hz +/-2dB
- FIM distortion @ recommended tracking force, DIN 45.542: <1%
- Tracking ability @ 315Hz @ recommended tracking force: 60µm
- Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 15µm/mN
- Stylus type: Spherical
- Stylus tip radius: 2.5 mil
- Tracking force range: 1.75-2.25g (17.5-22.5mN)
- Tracking force, recommended: 2g (2mN)
- Color: Black