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Ortofon Super OM 10 Premounted Cartridge Plug-n-Spin Kit
Ortofon Super OM10 plug n spin kit Shown w/silver S-arm headshell

Ortofon Super OM 10 Premounted Cartridge Plug-n-Spin Kit

Our ID#:Ortofon Super OM10 S-armSpin
Complete Solution for an empty tonearm

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Ortofon Super OM10 based plug-n-spin kit.

Professionally assembled in Oregon by BLISS Needles using a Genuine Ortofon Super OM10 and our headshell.

You will receive a complete solution that is ready to plug into most any "S-shaped" curved tonearm. You can be up and spinning in a few moments. Upon receipt in almost all cases, all you will have to do is:

  • Perform tracking adjustment per below instructions.

For additional details and write-up, please see our Ortofon Super OM10 page.
Note that the cartridge arrives mounted to the headshell aligned to a 52mm industry standard. But rarely you may have to precision-align it to your specific turntable for best performance.

How do I adjust tracking pressure and anti skate?
If you are lucky enough to have these two adjustments, move tracking force counter weight until the needle hovers perfectly balanced above the record. Now rotate the dial with numbers (not the weight itself) to zero. (this is zero grams pressure on record) then rotate weight AND numbers together to the recommended tracking pressure for your needle. Then rotate anti skate to have a setting of equal value. Basically you want the least amount of needle pressure pushing down on the record as possible without it skipping or sounding bad. That will give you the longest life from your needle and records.

NOTE: Anti skate is adjusting side to side pressure WITHIN GROOVE of record. Tracking pressure is how hard the needle is pushing down inside the groove.

If your tonearm has a height-adjustable base, make sure the arm is parallel with the record surface.
5 Stars
Ortofon Super OM10 plug n spin kit
This product is everything it is rated to be. Sound quality is excellent,easy to install. Recommend.
Helpful?  3 of 4 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from New Zealand. on 2/25/2014
5 Stars
Exellent product
This review is about the Ortofon Super OM cartridge, fitted with the aftermarket Shibata stylus and mounted in the silver headshell. The cartridge arrived [as usual for turntableneedles.com] very well packed and very promptly. Everything was neatly put together, and the stylus housing was protected by a stylus guard. I mounted this to the 'S' shaped tonearm on a Sansui SR636 turntable that I recently purchased form eBay - the TT itself appears to be in near mint condition and more or less perfect working order. I checked alignment with a protractor, but as the cartridge seemed to be as well aligned as I could tell already, I didn't alter anything here. VTA and azimuth seemed to be about right with the stock TT mat. I set weight to 1.7 gms [top of recommended weight range] and bias with a test record. Initially - as seems usual - the sound was clear but very bright, perhaps a little hard. By the end of a second playing of Chopin's piano concerto No 1 with Murray Perahia and Zubin Mehta, the sound had improved greatly; I then went through a recording of the Alban Berg and Stravinsky violin concertos with Itzhak Perlman and Seiji Ozawa: here the violin sounded very dynamic but smooth. Even complex orchestral passages seemed clear and well controlled - I could easily follow different instruments. I followed these two relatively old records with two new double LPs: Helen Grimaud and Sol Gabetta ['Duo' with various pieces] and finally the Chopin piano concertos with Krystian Zimerman - I assume that these new recordings/pressings may well have wider dynamics that 40-ish year old records - and I was impressed at how this new cartridge handles the dynamics: loud high piano notes sound properly percussive without sounding 'edgy', softer notes sound creamy; low piano notes have that steely, solid quality; the low notes of the cello had a raspy, 'resonant' sound. Overall, for the modest price, this is a very nice cartridge ensemble that will bring out a great deal from classical LPs. And it seems to be a good match to fine old turntables.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Ogden, Utah. on 10/15/2018

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