It's hard to talk about headshells and not mention Ortofon. In our blog post on SME
, we've already mentioned that the so-called "SME/JIS" tonearm connector was in fact developed by Ortofon. So it's only fitting to wrap up our series by exploring one of Ortofon's best offerings today.
To quote Ortofon's literature
, LH-8000 is made from "Japanese oaktree with Urushi lacquer finish". The fingerlift is separate and is made of yellow-anodized aluminium. Ortofon quotes a weight of 8.5 grams. We found that LH-8000 weighs slightly more than 9 grams without wires, and almost 10 grams with wires attached.