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Ortofon MC Diamond Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

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  • Ortofon MC Diamond Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

    MC Diamond
    The MC Diamond delivers the state-of-the-art technology, unmatched performance, and unparalleled accuracy you expect from our greatest phonograph cartridge ever made.
    The MC Diamond provides an entirely new level of experience for audiophiles.

    Nothing added. Nothing taken away.
    Accuracy level
    Featuring a titanium body, optimized magnet system, diamond cantilever, and a new rubber suspension, the MC Diamond provides an entirely new level of experience for audiophiles.

    “This is recorded music like you’ve never heard it before. The most authentic vinyl experience in the world,” - Leif Johannsen, Ortofon’s Chief Officer of Acoustics and Research.

    Ortofon Replicant 100
    The MC Diamond makes use of the Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond. This Line Contact type stylus distinguishes itself by having a narrow and long contact surface, which is as close as possible to the original cutting stylus. This ensures the most accurate reproduction, lowest distortion, and extended frequency range.

    Precision control
    Cartridge body
    The cartridge body of the MC Diamond is made of titanium using our custom Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technique.
    This technique allows for precise control of the density of the body, which provides extremely high internal damping, and results in a significant reduction in vibrations and enhanced sound quality.

    Rubber suspension
    For the new MC Diamond cartridge, the Ortofon Wide Range Damping System (WRD) has been re-engineered to include an enhanced rubber suspension, specially developed in-house to ensure exceptional tracking, and virtually eliminates distortions and resonance. This feature allows for optimal interaction between compliance and damping, improved stability and playback, and unparalleled sound quality. Created using a new rubber compound that utilizes Multi Wall Carbon Nanotube technology (MWCNT), this new rubber suspension provides improved damping and enhances the overall performance of the MC Diamond Cartridge.

    Unequalled transparency
    The MC Diamond uses a solid Diamond Cantilever that, in combination with the Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond, offers extreme transparency, speed, and responsiveness beyond any other combination. A solid Diamond cantilever provides the best possible interface between the stylus and armature, owing to its hardness and crystal structure. The improvements found in the use of a Diamond cantilever have redefined the boundaries of analog reproduction, presenting greater inner detail, subtlety, and depth like never before.

    Boundless dimensionality
    Magnet system
    The MC Diamond’s magnet system combines choice materials, optimized geometry, and unrivaled consistency that deliver unmatched performance.
    Together with the non-magnetic armature, the result is vivid, highly-accurate audio reproductions defined by nearly boundless dimensionality.

    Channel balance at 1 kHz
    0.5 dB
    Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec
    0.2 mV
    Channel seperation at 1 kHz
    25 dB
    Channel seperation at 15 kHz
    20 dB
    Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    +/- 2 dB
    Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
    80 µm
    Compliance, dynamic, lateral
    11 µm/mN
    Stylus type
    Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Diamond Cantilever
    Stylus tip radius
    r/R 5/100 µm
    Tracking force range
    2.5-2.8 g (25-28 mN)
    Tracking force, recommended
    2.6 g (26 mN)
    Tracking angle
    Internal impedance, DC resistance
    6 Ohm
    Recommended load impedance
    > 10 Ohm
    Coil wire material
    Ultra pure oxygen free copper
    Cartridge body material
    SLM Titanium
    Cartridge colour
    Cartridge weight
    17.5 g