Review quotes and awards
By Jason Kennedy
"Ortofon have been refining the tech behind their finest moving coil cartirdge for more than a few years now and the results fully warrent the effort involved. It's hard to say what the nano tube suspension has added to the mix but this is a superb cartirdge that extracts more detail from the groove than most. It's high mass and low output require careful partnering for maximum thrill power but even in less than perfect systems results are in another league. Give it the right turntable and amplification and I'll warrant that it's up there with the very best in vinyl cosmos."
By Dirk Sommer
"...be prepared for never-before-heard details, a huge space, powerful timbres, gripping rhythmic accents, a well-defined, melodic bass, and, above all, a homogeneity in which the aforementioned individual aspects are to be discovered. A dream for experienced analog connoisseurs!"
By Adam Smith
"...I don't think I've heard another pick-up so effortlessly gifted across the board.
...if you really want to hear what's in your precious vinyl grooves, you should make sure you audition the MC Diamond."
...the MC Diamond has the gift of generating a wide but incredibly focused soundstage that sets up a huge 3D sonic picture. To call this performance 'immersive' would be something of an understatement.
...And the bass? Oh my goodness, the bass. The sheer power and weight that this pick-up offers up had me grinning from ear to ear.
...the MC Diamond lays just about the best sonic foundation I have encountered.
...With the MC Diamond, Ortofon has advanced the cartridge game once more.
...this Diamond is definitely my new best friend."
Read the full review here https://www.hifinews.com/content/ortofon-mc-diamond-cartridgee
Winner of the Stereo Sound Grand Prix 2023
Stereo Sound Winter 2023 No, 225