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Ortofon MC series cartridges technical data

Technical data MC 10
MC 20 MC 30
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 0.1 mV 0.07 mV 0.01 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz < 2.0 dB 2.0 dB 1.0 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz > 22 dB 25 dB 25 dB
Frequency response 10-20.000 Hz + 3/- 2 db 20-20.000 Hz +/- 1 db 20-20.000 Hz +/- 1 db
Frequency range 10-50.000 Hz 5-60.000 Hz 50-60.000 Hz
Tracking ability (315Hz, lateral) > 50 µm > 60 µm 100 µm
Compliance, dynamic (lateral) 15 µm/mN 15 µm/mN 13 µm/mN
Stylus type Elliptical Fine Line Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µm r/R 8/40 µm r/R 6/40 µm
Equivalent stylus tip mass 0.5 mg 0.5 mg 0.4 mg
Tracking force range     1.7-2.3 g (17-25 mN) 1.5-2.0 g (15-20 mN) 1.3-1.7 g (13-17 mN)
Tracking force, recommended 1.5 g (15 mN) 1.7 g (17 mN) 1.5 g (15 mN)
Tracking angle (vertical) 20° 20° 20°
Internal impedance 3 Ohm 2.5 Ohm 3 Ohm
Recommended load impedance > 10 Ohm > 10 Ohm > 10 Ohm
Weight 7 g 7 g 7 g