The Ortofon-Serato S-120 represents a completely new way of constructing and designing cartridges. Its breakthrough patent pending technology has been designed to provide you with maximum freedom for your performance. An innovative technology, called asymmetric suspension, takes the cartridge performance to the next level. Its superior tracking force ensures the S-120 stays in the groove even under extreme live performance conditions. In addition, its design achieves an unprecedentedly low level of record wear, which helps protect your valuable vinyl. On top of this, the S-120 is capable of providing a level of sound quality never thought possible from a modern DJ cartridge.
Exceptional Horizontal Tracking Ability The new technology developed especially for the S-120 is called asymmetric suspension. This new suspension technology produces an amazing amount of vertical rigidity, while the horizontal tracking ability is increased to levels never before accomplished. Despite the extreme rigidity of the asymmetric suspension, the horizontal tracking ability reaches an amazing 120µm, allowing the stylus to move more freely than any other cartridge. The S-120 gives you better groove handling ability at any speed or direction and it allows for a much higher level of performance at tracking forces even below 1.5 grams.
Reduced Vinyl Wear The S-120 is perfectly suited for collectors of, for example, 12” dance singles, as vinyl wear is reduced to an absolute minimum.The exceptional tracking ability of the S-120 stylus makes it possible to play the loudest pressings at a bare minimum of tracking force, and still keep record wear at a minimum level. Even tracks deploying over-modulated bass frequencies can be played back at the lowest tracking force values and still keep record wear to a minimum level.
Easy Set-up and Calibration The asymmetric suspension technology in the S-120 virtually eliminates the need for setup and calibration. The S-120’s performance is unrestricted by excess tracking force, greatly reducing the need to adjust it during a live gig. The Ortofo-Serato S-120 is the ideal cartridge for playing back timecoded vinyl. The output voltage of the S-120 has been increased to 10.0 mV, yielding exceptional timecode performance and a high signal-to-noise ratio, when used with SL1 and SL3 interfaces. This gives you perfect and reliable control over your mixing and performance with software like Serato Scratch Live.
Ortofon S-120 Technical Data
Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec. 10mV
Channel balance at 1kHz 1,5 db
Channel separation at 1Khz 20 db
Channel separation at 15Khz 15 db
Frequency range at -3db 20-18.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-18.000 Hz +3/-2db
FIM distortion at recommended tracking force DIN 45.542 < 1%
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 120μm