The Xpression features an ultra-fine and extra polished version of the unique Ortofon Replicant 100 stylus on Boron Cantilever. Replicant 100 is also used in the MC A90, MC Windfeld, MC Anna and MC Cadenza Bronze cartridges, providing more responsive and transparent sound reproduction.
One of the preconditions for linear reproduction with a wide frequency range and optimal tracking performance is a diamond - the shape of which is as close as possible to the original cutting needle.
This diamond is incredibly small and light, but has an extraordinarily large vertical contact surface despite its minimal radius of rounding. Correctly fitted at a vertical angle of 23 degrees, an Ortofon Replicant Stylus 100 will read the musical information in the grooves of a record with a greater degree of accuracy than any other kind of needle.