Ortofon Xpression MC Cartridge

Ortofon Xpression MC Cartridge

Free UK Delivery



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.

Moving Coil cartridges feature an inverted version of the Moving Magnet design. Instead of a magnet sitting on the end of the cantilever between two coils, the coils are attached the cantilever and a magnet is placed near them. Because space within the cartridge at this level is extremely limited, the coils are made from an exceptionally fine wire. The coils tiny size results in a very low output. Equipped with a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminium cantilever, the Ortofon Cadenza Bronze moving coil cartridge is a superbly accomplished musical performer. Ortofon Aucurum wire forms the special coil material for transparent natural sound. For superior musical reproduction at the highest level, look no further than this superb cartridge.

Ortofon's Xpression cartridge is a state of the art moving coil turntable solution, and represents a combination of three elements that typically come with Ortofon's design philosophy;

- Cutting Edge SLM Materials, found and perfected from the MC A90 and the SPU 90th anniversary.
- Modification of the generator system, also based on technology developed with the MC A90, and the MC Windfeld.
- Ortofon premium design tradition.

Combining these three aspects, Ortofon was able to form a new product to support SPU cartridge fanatics as well as Ortofon Tonearms. The Xpression acts as a bridge between the SPU-type cartridges and the high-end cartridges like the MC A90 and MC Windfeld, designed for headshell mounting. This results in an astonishingly glorious performance, with the convenience of a standard headshell connectors - forming a simple and elagant method of directly connectin the tonearm and the generator using the Xpression's one-peice body.



 Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  0.3mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  <0.2dB 
 Channel separation at 1 kHz <28dB 
 Channel separation at 15 kHz <22dB 
 Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz + 0.5/ - 1..5 dB 
 Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)  90 µm
 Compliance, dynamic, lateral 11 µm/mN 
 Stylus type Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100
on Boron Cantilever
 Stylus tip Radius r/R 5/100 µm 
 Tracking Force  2.3-2.8 g (23-28 mN) 
Tracking force, recommended 2.6g (26 mN)
Tracking Angle 23°
Internal impedance, DC resistance 4 Ohm 
Recommended load impedance >10 Ohm
Cartridge body material  SLM Stainless Steel and Special proprietary
Cartridge colour Black
 Cartridge weight 28g



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
Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 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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