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Ortofon Exclusive vintage model

Many have asked the question: why is the sound of a moving coil cartridge so superior to that of traditional magnetic design? The answer in one word is linearity. The patented Ortofon low output, low impedance design is inherently linear over the entire audible range. This coupled with unequaled tracking ability and unique diamond profiles combines to deliver a sound previously deemed unattainable.

Exact polishing of the diamond profile is vitally important in order that every minute musical detail can be be extracted without damage to records (the profile of the Replicant diamonds are as near to the original cutting shape as possible without re-cutting your precious vinyl). Naturally, the reject rate in this process is extremely high, but only the very best diamonds are fitted to the Ortofon ´000 series. The result is the musical instrument to be proud of.

The MC 5000 Refurbished technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. > 0.14 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  < 0.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  25 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB   5-80.000 Hz
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) > 90 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 12 µm/mN
Stylus type - Ortofon Replicant 100
Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100 µm
Cantilever - Sapphire
Equivalent stylus tip mass - 0.25 mg

*) Typical value

Tracking force range - 2.2 - 2.7 g
Tracking force, recommended - 2.5 g
Tracking angle - 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 6.0 ohm
Recommended load impedance > 20 ohm
Internal lead wiring - 7 nines copper
Cartridge body material - Black sapphire
Cartridge weight -  9.5 g