Ortofon S120 OM with SH-4 Premount

The S120 Cartridge is possibly the world's first cartridge to utilize a technology known as Asymmetric Suspension. Unlike other cartridges, this innovative technology makes it possible for DJs to use an exceedingly wide range of tracking force (between 1.5-10grams) without any difference in sound reproduction. Not only can DJs use this cartridge at incredibly low tracking forces to nearly eliminate record wear when playing vinyl, but it can also be increased up to as much as 10 grams to give you unrivaled groove handling ability for the most demanding and vigorous scratch performance.

Additionally, the S120 cartridge has been designed to work with both Serato SL1 and SL3 interfaces, giving you a strong 10.0 mV output and significantly reducing setup and calibration requirements. Ortofon's Asymmetric Suspension, found only in the S120, allows the diamond to more effectively trace the groove than any other DJ cartridge, reproducing a level of sound quality formerly only reserved for far more delicate HiFi cartridges.


  • Output Voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec. - 10 mV
  • Channel Balance at kHz - 1.5 dB
  • Channel Separation at 1kHz - 20 dB
  • Channel Separation at 15 kHz - 15 dB
  • Frequency Range at -3dB - 20-18.000 Hz
  • Frequency Response - 20-18.000 Hz 3 dB/-2 dB
  • Tracking Ability at 315 Hz at Recommended Tracking Force - 120 μm
  • Compliance, Dynamic Lateral - 11 μm/mN
  • Stylus Type - Spherical
  • Stylus Tip Radius - R 18 μm
  • Tracking Force Range - 1.5-10.0 g (15-100 mN)
  • Tracking Force Recommended - 4.0 g (40 mN)
  • Internal Impedance, DC Resistance - 1680 Ohm
  • Internal Inductance - 920 mH
  • Recommended Load Resistance - 47 kOhm
  • Recommended Load Capacitance - 200-600 pF
  • Compatible with Cartridges - S-120

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