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Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  5.5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  -  1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  -  25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz  -  15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB  -  20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response  -  20-20.000 + 2 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  20 µm/mN
Stylus type  -  Nude Elliptical
Stylus tip radius  -   r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range  -  1.6-2.0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended  -  1.8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle  -  20°

Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  1,3 kOhm
Internal inductance  -  700 mH
Recommended load resistance  - 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance  -  150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus  - Black/Black
Cartridge weight  -   18.5 g
Replacement stylus unit  -  40 Anniversary

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The cartridge that ensured the survival of Ortofon through the last decade of the 20th century

The Concorde 40 Anniversary uses the 2M Blue improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5 mV with a full-range reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy. The sound is open, balanced, dynamic and detailed.

Features: Nude Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire.

The Concorde 40 Anniversary has an intergated cartridge and headshell desing and is for direct and easy mounting and replacement on S-shaped tonearms with universal/SME connector, such as e.g. Ortofon TA-110


"Ortofon 100 Anniversary
A century of accuracy in sound 1918 - 2018"
By Kevin Howlett

" 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 stylus that had a lower mass to fit in the VMS system and a design of an integrated cartridge and headshell that could be easily mounted on a tonearm without the need for screws or the plugging in of wires. Award-winning industrial designer Jan Trägårdh conceived the Concorde’s unique look."