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Intro video

Get down to the details as Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's Chief Officer Acoustics and Research, takes you on a journey through cartridge design. In this four-part video series, you will learn everything there is to know about:

1. How does a cartridge work? 
2. What technologies do we use in our cartridges?
3. What materials go into a cartridge?
4. What types of styli are there, and how do they differ?

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Chapter 1: Cartridge Principles

How does a phono cartridge work? 

In this video, Leif Johannsen introduces you to two main cartridge principles: Moving Magnet and Moving Coil. Both principles have advantages and open up different possibilities for the design of the cartridge, including the use of material, implementation of technologies, and the choice of styli. You will learn how the two systems work differently, how the music is conducted from the groove and travels true the cartridge, and how each principle benefits differently.


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