Ortofon Classic GM E MkII moving coil cartridge

Ortofon Classic GM E MkII moving coil cartridge

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Ortofon Classic GM E MkII moving coil cartridge

Featuring an elliptical stylus profile for superb detail retrieval, the Ortofon Classic GM E MkII is a superb sounding moving coil cartridge of great dynamic ability. An evolution of the original moving coil cartridge design of the 1960's, but now with updated technology for even better performance. Ideally suited to any arm with the SME collet locking system.

Who is Ortofon?

Ortofon are a Danish manufacturer of high quality phono cartridges, designed to get the very most out of your vinyl collection from a variety of price points. Ortofon cartridges, both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil configuration are commonly found supplied with high quality ProJect turntable models, but Ortofon cartridges sound exceptional with any compatible turntable. 

Output voltage at 1000 Hz 5cm/sec. 200 µV
 Channel balance at 1 kHz < 1 dB
 Channel separation at 1 kHz  > 20 dB
 Channel separation at 15 kHz > 10 dB
 Frequency range at - 3dB 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response   20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 2 dB
 Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)  65 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral   8 µm/mN
Stylus type   Nude elliptical
Stylus tip radius r/R  8/18 µm
Tracking force range  3,0-5,0 g (30-50 mN)
Tracking force, recommended 4,0 g (40 mN)
Tracking angle  20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance  6 Ohm
Recommended load impedance > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material  Grinded wood
Coilwire material  High Purity Copper (OFC)
Cartridge colour Black
Cartridge weight 30g

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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