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  • Ortofon MC Century Cartridge (Pre-Order) Ortofon MC Century Cartridge (Pre-Order) Quick View

    $12,000.00
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    Ortofon MC Century Cartridge (Pre-Order)

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    Limited To 100 Pieces Worldwide


    The MC Century represents the absolute top of Moving Coil cartridges. This state of the art product is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology.



    The MC Century represents numerous Ortofon design elements and ideals:


    • The housing and the body of the cartridge are made in Titanium with SLM technique.
    • High performance iron-cobalt alloy is applied for some parts of the magnet system.
    • The armature damping system provides complete elimination of unwanted resonance.
    • Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond, thin and light, with an extraordinarily large contact surface, tracing accuracy unparalleled by any other needle in existence.
    • The crystal structure and exceptional hardness of the new Diamond cantilever ensures the best possible interface between the stylus and the armature.
    • The combination of Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond on Diamond cantilever provides extremely responsive and transparent sound reproduction.

    Advancements in technology


    An engineering feature adding to the damping capability of the MC Century cartridge is the Selective Laser Melting process in which fine particles of Titanium are welded together, layer-by-layer, to construct a single piece body devoid of unnecessary material.


    Using this technique the density of the body can be precisely controlled, allowing for extremely high internal damping. The final result provides absolute freedom from resonances existing in the cartridge body material and allows for the MC Century to be perfectly matched with an extremely wide array of different tonearms.


    Because of the nature of SLM-based construction, each cartridge body is cosmetically unique and will show small dimples or lines under close examination.


    Extremely high-end materials


    Using expensive ultrapure oxygen free copper allows for zero-loss transmission of the diamonds movements via Diamond cantilever. This combination combines low moving mass with an extremely high degree of rigidity.


    The specially designed precision moulded non-magnetic armature achieves an extreme precision in each coil turn in all layers. The armature design allows a very well defined interface to the rubber absorbers. The material applied for the armature has very high strength and rigidity.


    The bottom cover has been constructed from a special proprietary TPE (Thermo-Plastic Elastomer) material, which provides extremely high damping.


    A low output impedance of 6 ohm and a low output voltage of 0.2 mV makes the Ortofon MC Century a perfect partner for most step-up transformers as well as active MC pre-amps, including the Ortofon ST-80 SE.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $12,000.00
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  • Ortofon Concorde Century Cartridge (Pre-Order) Ortofon Concorde Century Cartridge (Pre-Order) Quick View

    $700.00
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    Ortofon Concorde Century Cartridge (Pre-Order)

    Ortofon


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    Limited To 1,000 Pieces Worldwide


    A CONCORDE STORY began in 1979


    In 1979 the Concorde looked radically different to any cartridge that had been manufactured by Ortofon or any of its rivals up to then. However, the initial inspirations for its development were the search for a design of an integrated cartridge and headshell that could be easily mounted on a tone arm without the need for screws or the plugging in of wires.


    Award-winning industrial designer Jan TrÄgårdh conceived the Concorde's unique look and received the Danish Industrial Design Award in 1979 for his work on the low mass Concorde. Concorde has undergone continual re-modelling ever since as it has evolved from its original purpose as a domestic hi-fi pick up to its now revered status as a cartridge for club DJs. The Concorde performs well, is remarkably robust and, most importantly, resolutely stays in the groove.


    The arrival of the Concorde and its subsequent establishment as a very popular cartridge was the result of Ortofon's very strong focus on product development in the laboratories in Copenhagen, brilliant engineers led the department.


    Ortofon iconic cartridge


    Having celebrated many of previous anniversaries by launching innovative products, naturally, the approaching centennial year called for some grand designs and the relaunch of the cartridge that is emblematic of Ortofon's pioneering approach to design - the Concorde. With a tip of the hat to the Concorde's origins, Ortofon releases in a limited edition of 1,000 a Hi-Fi Concorde version THE CONCORDE CENTURY.


    THE CONCORDE CENTURY uses a silver-plated copper wire and a Nude Fine Line diamond stylus, which slim profile will track even the highest frequency information. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear. THE CONCORDE CENTURY has a full, relaxed and homogenous sound with space, depth and detail - a very good choice for any kind of music.

    Ortofon Cartridges
    $700.00
    Phono Cartridge PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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