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Ortofon MC '000 series cartridges

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.
   

Technical data MC 2000 MkII
MC 3000 MkII
MC 5000 MC 7500
 
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. > 125 µV > 125 µV > 140 µV > 130 µV
Channel balance at 1 kHz < 0.7 dB < 0.5 dB < 0.5 dB  < 1dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz > 25 dB > 25 dB > 25 dB > 25 dB
Frequency range 20-40.000 Hz 20-40.000 Hz 5-80.000 Hz 20-65.000 Hz
Tracking ability (315Hz, lateral) > 80 µm > 90 µm > 90 µm > 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic (lateral) 13 µm/mN 13 µm/mN 12 µm/mN 12 µm/mN
Stylus type Fritz Gyger 90 Ortofon Replicant 100 Ortofon Replicant 100 Ortoline
Stylus tip radius r/R 5/90 µm r/R 5/100 µm r/R 5/100 µm r/R 4.5/100 µm
Cantilever Aluminium Aluminium Sapphire Aluminium
Equivalent stylus tip mass 0.25 mg 0.25 mg 0.25 mg 0.25 mg
Tracking force range     2.0 - 2.5 g 2.0 - 2.5 g 2.2 - 2.7 g 2.2 - 2.7 g 
Tracking force, recommended 2.2 g 2.2 g 2.5 g 2.5 g
Tracking angle (vertical) 20° 20° 20°  20°
Internal impedance 5 Ohm 5 Ohm 6 Ohm 6 Ohm
Recommended load impedance > 20 Ohm > 20 Ohm > 20 Ohm > 70 Ohm
Internal lead wiring 6 nines copper 6 nines copper 7 nines copper 8 nines copper
Body material White sapphire Black sapphire Black sapphire Pure titanium
Weight 9.5 g 9.5 g 9.5 g 11.0 g