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Ortofon MC1 Turbo Moving Coil Cartridge

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Ortofon MC1 Turbo Moving Coil Cartridge

Ortofon's high output and high-quality MC-1 Turbo cartridge is the company's entry-level moving coil model, designed with an elliptical stylus profile. The cartridge has a 3.3mV output. This makes it ideal to use with inbuilt phono preamplifiers, especially ones designed for MM cartridges. The MC1 Turbo provides a linear and precise moving coil performance and doesn't require additional high-gain preamplifiers or transformers.

Who is Ortofon?

Ortofon is 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.  3.3mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  <2dB 
 Channel separation at 1 kHz <22dB 
 Channel separation at 15 kHz <15dB 
Frequency range at - 3dB  20Hz - 25,000Hz 
 Frequency response FIM distortion at recommended 20-20.000 Hz + 4/ - 1 dB 
 Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)  -65 µm
 Compliance, dynamic, lateral 13 µm/mN 
 Stylus type Elliptical 
 Stylus tip Radius r/R 8/18 µm 
Equivilent Stylus Tip Mass 0.75g
 Tracking Force  1.8-2.2 g (18-22 mN) 
Tracking force, recommended 2g (20 mN)
Tracking Angle 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance 100 Ohm 
Recommended load impedance 47 kOhm <500pF
Cartridge body material  Noryl 
Cartridge colour Black 
 Cartridge weight 4.1g


2,3-2,8 g (23-28 mN)

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