Ortofon is set to release a new flagship moving coil cartridge to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. The new MC Century exemplifies the current state of the cartridge art, Ortofon claims.
The newcomer features a titanium body manufactured using Ortofon’s selective laser melting process, which welds together fine particles of titanium in a progressive layer construction process. This allows the density to be controlled to create a resonance-free body, Ortofon claims.
The magnet system features an iron-cobalt alloy, while the stylus employs a proprietary Ortofon Replicant 100 nude diamond with a large contact surface, on a new diamond cantilever.
Key stats include an output voltage of 0,2 mV, an internal impedance of 6 ohms, and a recommended load impedance of >10 ohms. The Century MC weighs in at 15 grams.
Pricing and availability has yet to be announced.