The Ortofon Xpression was launched in 2011. This modern high performance cartridge with a standard headshell connector bridges the gap between SPU-type cartridges and High-End cartridges designed for headshell mounting.
The Xpression provides a simple and elegant method of directly connecting the generator and tonearm via the Xpression’s one-piece body. The length of the cartridge ensures proper match with the SME-mount type tonearms, whilst the mass and compliance properties of the Xpression ensure that a proper match will be achieved with any SPU-compatible arm.
Leif Johannsen, the Ortofon's Chief Acoustics and Development, focuses on the design elements, high-end materials and the new technology applied to ensure the complete elimination of unwanted resonance and provide extremely high damping.