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Ortofon Super OM40 Pre-Mounted Cartridge for Curved S-Tonearm Plug-n-Spin™ Kit
Ortofon Super OM40 plug n spin kit w/silver S-arm headshell

Ortofon Super OM40 Pre-Mounted Cartridge for Curved S-Tonearm Plug-n-Spin™ Kit

Our ID#:Ortofon Super OM40 S-armSpin
Complete Solution for an empty tonearm

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With Ortofon Stylus 40
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Ortofon Super OM40 BLISS Plug-n-Spin Kit

As pictured above, this is our Ortofon Super OM40 based plug-n-spin kit. (aka Plug~n~Play) assembled in house with decades of combined experience from BLISS needles personnel.

Although Ortofon has discontinued their Super OM series cartridges, we have a limited supply of N.O.S. (New Old Stock) Genuine Ortofon Super OM cartridges. We install a new current production Genuine Ortofon Stylus 40 as our technician inspects the cartridge prior to shipment. Unlike their new series, the Super OM series remains 100% compatible with virtually all known standard mount tonearms as of press time. So the Super OM series remains a popular choice for any quality standard mount tonearm. Includes 1 year warranty.

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.

Note that the cartridge arrives mounted to the headshell aligned to basic industry standards with a 52mm overhang, but not custom precision-aligned to your specific turntable. This means that in most cases it will work out of the box but the more discerning ear may want to do some additional alignment as there is no way our technician can align it to your specific turntable.

From Legacy Ortofon Literature:
The Ortofon Super OM Cartridges
OM Series- The new Super OM cartridges have been designed on the basis of Ortofon's lightweight moving magnet system - originally introduced in the OM (Optimum Match) Series - with two major refinements. By means of advanced computer simulation methods, it has been possible to define the natural pivot point of the system with unprecedented accuracy while achieving an optimum oscillation balance. This translates into improved linearity, higher channel separation, and reduced distortion.

In addition, Ortofon has succeeded in developing a technique by which to slit the less than 1 mm diameter hollow pole pins, thus significantly reducing eddy current losses caused by magnetic hysteresis. This sophisticated technology extends the frequency range and improves phase linearity. The cartridge body is manufactured from a Noryl plastic/glass combination, which ensures high rigidity, and freedom from resonances.

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.

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