Improving on perfection

The Ortofon MC A95, a world class moving coil cartridge was launched to commemorate the 95th anniversary of Ortofon’s technical leadership in the audio industry

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The MC A95 not only celebrates the past 95 years of Ortofon, first and foremost it also makes history by significantly raising the standards by which sound reproduction is measured, making it a celebration of sound itself.

The Ortofon MC A95 has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge. Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, characteristics in different shapes and materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of the MC A95.

Those who choose to adopt the MC A95 will experience the lifelike, open sound, with exceedingly clear midrange for a presentation that is unparalleled. The MC A95 remains extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details, with its delicate, but also analytical nature.

Lovers of music will take note of a truly organic and encapsulating experience which transcends the boundaries of recording and undeniably blurs the distinction between what is live and what is recorded.


The Absolute Sound's 2016 Golden Year Awards
Ortofon MC A95 Moving Coil cartridge

By Andre Jennings

...With a titanium cartridge body literally built from the ground up using the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) manufacturing process, the MC A95 replaces the discontinued MC A90 in the Ortofon line up and improves performance in every area...
...The MC A95 achieves this impressive feat by building on the past few years of Ortofon's  in-house technical advances in cartridge design and combining what this writer feels are the complementary attributes of MC A90 and Anna into a must-hear creation...
...This Ortofon is the most complete all-around cartridge to date in the current lineup.



HiFi World Awards 2015
Best cartridge MC A95

By Noel Keywood

With a super rigid, laser-welded titanium body, boron cantilever and finely honed diamond stylus of Replicant geometry, Ortofon’s new flagship Moving Coil cartridge is a feat of micro-miniature engineering.
...The A95 is a highly-tuned mechanical statement. It is not lush, warm or cuddly, but rather a machine of insight and deep analysis.

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The MC A95 will undoubtedly provide sound which is literally unsurpassed and simply has to be experienced.

Of course, aesthetically, the MC A95 has a distinctive, elegant design which makes no compromises.

The MC A95 was produced in limited series of only 500 individually numbered units.


Review quotes MC A95 May 2015
Reviewed by Michael Fremer

"...I directly compared the A90 with the A95, and while the A90 remains among the fastest, most neutral cartridges I’ve ever heard, the A95 produced wider dynamics—particularly in the bottom octaves—and a generally richer, more fully fleshed out sound. If the A90 literally brought the Windfeld out of its protective shell, the A95 is the A90 on testosterone...

The Ortofon MC A95 improves on the MC A90’s well-deserved reputation for being one of the world’s best-sounding phono cartridges."

Hi-Fi World September 2015
Reviewed by Noel Keywood

Noel Keywood hails Ortofon's new A95 state-of-the-art Moving Coil cartridge as one of the best he has ever heard:

"...Dry, fast, extremely detailed and almost concussive, the A95 is a highly tuned mechanical statement. It is not lush, warm or cuddly, but rather a machine of insight and deep analysis...
...Massively capable, the A95 is a cartridge that makes the LP sound better all-round than I have ever heard it. Almost frightening!"

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The Absolute Sound December 2015
Reviewed by Andre Jennings

Beefed-Up Neutrality

"...Five years of experience designing the most advanced cartridges has allowed Ortofon to combine all the technical advancements and knowledge gained from producing the A90 and MC Anna into what appears to be an ideal mix of the two cartridges...

...With the A90, the sound is well controlled but somewhat overdamped in the bass with a bit less decay on the electronically processed instruments and voice. With the A95 playing the same track, the bass drum feels like the stick is twice as large (if not more that that) resulting in a much more substantially authoritative note that decays longer. Speaking of decay, every instrument’s engineering is now reproduced in such a way that it is heard clearly—even the cymbals’ processed decay, hidden from the A90, is now audible...

...the A95 has shown itself to be one of Ortofon’s best efforts...

...the A95 seems to stay in the neutral lane with the perceived addition of greater weight and dynamic expressiveness when compared with the A90..."


Flexibility and performance with a range of compatibility

With optimal weight and compliance to suit the vast majority of modern tonearms, the MC A95 is easily compatible with a seemingly endless array of modern contemporary high-end turntable equipment.

Low internal impedance makes the MC A95 less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with the Ortofon ST-80 SE transformer, as well as with the widest range of preamps and transformers.

By combining the utilization of the SLM process, our patented WRD system and zero-resonance spikes, we are confident that the perfect mechanical integration of this cartridge with your tonearm will result in a significant and breathtaking increase in dynamics, resolution, and richness in detail.


Top High End Russia Association
Product of the year Award 2016
“The Best Cartridge" MC A95

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