Ortofon | Diamond - MC Cartridge
The Ortofon's greatest phono cartridge ever, the MC Diamond delivers recorded music like you’ve never heard it before
Ortofon aspires to provide the ultimate musical experience through a mixture of innovation, technical expertise and inspiration. This new state of the art phono cartridge, representative of numerous Ortofon design elements and ideals, is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology.
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”, - said by Leif Johannsen, Ortofon’s Chief Officer of Acoustics and Research.
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THE FINEST TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIAL CHOICES
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 distortion 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. This Wide Range Damping (WRD) system offers more consistent movement with zero unwanted resonance, and thereby better stereo perspective and transient delineation.
The best of the best
The MC Diamond focuses on providing music in its entirety without compromise, offering an ideal balance of precision and musicality with fine attention to both micro and macro dynamics combined with fluid tonality and texture. It is also made to be relatively easy to partner with a wide-range of tonearms and turntables.
With an output impedance of 6Ω and a low-to-medium output voltage of 0.2mV, the MC Diamond is easy to partner with most phono pre-amps and step-up transformers – including Ortofon’s own ST-80 SE model. It’s also an ideal match for high-mass, high-precision tonearms with gimbal bearing systems.
Head-Shell shown for illustration purposes only and not included with cartridge
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 0.2mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: 0.5dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: 25dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: 20dB
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± 2dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: 80μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 11μm / mN
Stylus Type: Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Diamond Cantilever
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 5 / 100μm
Tracking Force Range: 2.5g - 2.8g
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.6g
Tracking Angle: 23º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 6Ω
Recommended Load Impedance: > 10Ω
Cartridge Body Material: SLM Titanium
Cartridge Colour: Black / Silver
Cartridge Weight: 17.5g