Currently Shipping Aftermarket .3x.7 Elliptical Version
"F / FF" aka "FF / F" or N.O.S. N15EII marked F15EII ←pictured
ORTOFON Needle N15E Mk II (WHITE) ←pictured
ORTOFON Needle N15 Mk II
ORTOFON Needle N15E
ORTOFON Cartridge F15E Mk II
ORTOFON Cartridge F15E
ORTOFON Cartridge F15 Mk II
||20-18,000 Hz + 2 / - 3 dB|
|Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)
|Compliance, dynamic, lateral
|Stylus tip radius
||r/R 8/18 m|
|Equivalent stylus tip mass
|Tracking force range
1.5 - 3.0 grams (15-30 mN) ←F/FF needle *
|Tracking force, recommended
2.0 grams (20 mN)
|Recommended for following cartridges
All FF- and F Mkl and Mkll
needle shown above is the current Ortofon Production for all part
numbers listed on this page. You will receive genuine black Ortofon FF/F
needle imprinted "F/FF".
NOTE: If you choose the F/FF option it is the exact same BLACK needle option sold under the 539-DE part shown below.
"DEL" =Diamond 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical tip needle
for use at 16, 33 or 45 speeds.
NOT for 78 rpm speed.
* 1.5 - 3.0 grams tracking pressure is listed for both the original F15 & F15E series and the new F/FF univerrsal needle.
Elliptical needles have more efficient contact with the surface of the record than a conical tip.
Original needle color was usually: RED
NOTE: Because this needle is designed for use specifically with Ortofon
cartridges, it can be found in numerous brands of turntables. In some
cases the F15E MarkII, F15E
& F15 MarkII cartridges for this needle may be original equipment
supplied with a new turntable, but was more likely selected at time of
sale to complete a turntable sold without a cartridge or later as an
upgrade to the original cartridge supplied by the turntable
manufacturer. This needle should be matched primarily to the cartridge
type not necessarily the turntable.
Also replaces RECOTON 402E-916 402E916 & 402S-915 402S915