By Michael Fremer
"...The MC Century is a perfect match for a high-mass, high-precision tonearm with gimbaled bearing...
...While the MC Century delivered solidly three-dimensional images, it left none of them hanging unnaturally in space. Instead, it presented the best recordings “whole” without obscuring detail. Its resolution of low-level information — hall reverberation and instrumental decays — was as good as I’ve heard from any cartridge, and better than most, without spotlighting...
...The Replicant 100 stylus profile is among the most radical, but when properly set up it will deliver resolution of fine detail without any mechanical additives.
...Of all of the costly and magnificent-sounding cartridges I’ve reviewed, the MC Century gets out of the way better than any — and, like the Transfiguration Proteus D, does so without producing the boredom of some of the softies-but-goodies...
...The MC Century is supposed to be Ortofon’s finest cartridge to date..."
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Reviewed by DR. ECKART ELLER
"...After 20 hours I think it is a very balanced, dynamical cart. Very precise, pushy and with a good depth. The Palladian is more lively but this Ortofon „is well educated“, strong and grown up. And it fills the room with a dramatical depth, building an atmosphere around you, nearly entangling the listener. It might become the senior cart (100) in my collection. It is warm but not too much, not of a real softness, more on the other side – dynamical! I guess with the right arm in a good system the Anniversary Ortofon is an enrichment, very enjoyable!"
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"It is so powerful and refined at the same time...with extremely high resolution that creates immense images... The new (red.: diamond) cantilever makes wonders!"
Reviewed by Uwe Kirbach
"… the ability to reveal every instrument is so realistic, powerful and assertive in the room that you immediately know, that with the grandeur and seemingly limitless dynamic, it sounds just as when it was recorded."
"… the dynamic force and the ability to let the body of sound appear to be tangible in the three-dimensional room."
"The MC Century is capable of expanding the higher dynamic range substantially for the benefit of what is actually on the record. And the way it is not allowing any restrictions and corresponding discoloration, the sound appears even cleaner and clearer than the A95."
"... the Ortofon MC Century’s incomparable qualities makes it able to look into recordings lower/deeper than ever and to put them into a room without any dynamic limit and that already includes the sensational rhythmic flow."
"A milestone of analogue playback."