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Ortofon Concorde Music Blue MM Phono Cartridge


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Colour Blue
Brand Ortofon

Tech Specs

Channel balance at 1 kHz -1.5 dB
Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec -6mV
Channel seperation at 1 kHz -25 dB
Channel seperation at 15 kHz -15 dB
Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz -+2 / -1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force -80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral -15 µm/mN
Stylus type -Nude Elliptical diamond on Aluminium cantilever
Stylus tip radius -r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force, recommended -1.8g
Tracking angle -20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance -1.27 kΩ
Cartridge colour -Black/Blue
Cartridge weight -18 g
Recommended load resistance -47 kΩ
Internal inductance -815 mH
Recommended load capacitance -150-300 pF

Product Description

The Ortofon Concorde Bronze MM Phono Cartridge is an upgrade over the Red and Blue models. It has a nude fine-line diamond stylus and an upgraded engine with silver-plated copper wire. The iconic Ortofon Concorde-shaped cartridges are well respected by DJs. Now they are available to the general public. There are five in the range. The Concorde range can be plugged into SME-capable tonearms and they have a 6mV output for maximum versatility.

Nude fine-line diamond stylus

An upgrade for the Ortofon Concorde Music Bronze MM Phono Cartridge is the Nude fine line diamond stylus. This is suited to more demanding applications. The fine line tip tracks high frequencies with ease and is good for discerning listeners. Additionally, this type of tip has a larger contact area reducing record wear and distortion. Ortofon is well respected for producing uncoloured sound. Lastly, the stylus can be replaced.

Upgrades for the Bronze model

The cartridge body used by the Ortofon Concorde Music Bronze MM Phono Cartridge is made from a new material. The Noryl plastic/glass combination ensures high rigidity and reduces resonances. There is also an upgraded pickup assembly that uses spilt pole pins. This reduces eddy currents for a flat frequency response.

Alongside this, the wires are now silver-plated. Moving magnet cartridges have a magnet mounted to the end of the cantilever. The cantilever holds the stylus tip at the other end. Notably, the pickup coils are fixed and provide the output signal.

Easy SME mounting

To make changing the cartridge easy the Ortofon Concorde Music Bronze MM Phono Cartridge can be plugged into any SME-capable tonearm. Additionally, the cartridge weight is optimized for most modern turntables. The plug-and-play capability is useful for testing different models of cartridges.

Stylus types

The Red, Blue, and bronze Concorde models each use a different stylus type. Each has a slightly better performance than the previous model. The red model has a bonded elliptical stylus that is a good all-round performer. Next, the Blue has a nude elliptical stylus. This has a lower mass for better tracking. However, the Ortofon Concorde Music Bronze MM Phono Cartridge has a nude fine-line diamond stylus with even better performance.

What are the different Cartridge types?

The Ortofon Concorde Music Bronze MM Phono Cartridge is a moving magnet type. This means that the magnet is mounted to the end of the cantilever. The cantilever holds the stylus tip at the other end. The magnet moves inside a pair of fixed coils. These generate the audio signal. On the other hand, moving coil designs reverse this with the coils being mounted onto the cantilever. This reduces the mass. However, they have low output. The 6mV output of the Concorde Bronze will drive virtually any preamp.

Preamp requirements

Many modern AV receivers and amplifiers come with a built-in phono stage. However, some do not. As a result, several manufacturers make stand-alone phono preamps. Notably, 6mV is not line level and has to be boosted for most amplifiers, additionally, the equalization has to be corrected.

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