ORTOFON MC-1 Turbo high output moving coil, elliptical



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High output moving coil cartridge, elliptical diamond stylus.

Ortofon is the world's leading manufacturer of moving coil cartridges. The secret behind the MC Turbo cartridges can be summed up in one word - precision. The four moving coils for this series are wound with incredibly thin copper wire with a diameter of just one third the thickness of a human hair. Copper wire thsi thin makes it possible to increase the number of windings and the output voltage - without compromising the low moving mass and unique sonic qualities of Ortofon moving coil designs.An extremely powerful samarium cobalt magnet creates a strong field of inductance around the coils, further increasing the output voltage.

"Though not exactly my cup of tea, this Ortofon MC1 can be the right choice for many audiophiles (Music lovers) who are in the market for an inexpensive high-output MC cart with a warm, relaxed sound, with good bass and tracking ability." TNT Audio




Output voltage at 1000 Hz,

3,3 mV

Channel balance at 1 kHz

< 2 dB

Channel separation at 1 kHz

> 22 dB

Channel separation at 15 kHz

> 15 dB

Frequency range at - 3dB

20-25.000 Hz

Frequency response

20-20.000 Hz + 4 / - 1 dB

FIM distortion at recommended
tracking force, DIN 45.542

< 1%

Tracking ability at 315Hz at
recommended tracking force

> 65 µm

Compliance, dynamic, lateral

13 µm/mN

Stylus type


Stylus tip radius

r/R 8/18 µm

Equivalent stylus tip mass

0,75 mg

Tracking force range

1,8-2,2 g (18-22 mN)

Tracking force, recommended

2 g (20 mN)

Tracking angle


Internal impedance, DC resistance

100 Ohm

Recommended load impedance

47 kOhm / < 500 pF

Cartridge body material


Cartridge colour


Cartridge weight

4,1 g


Shipping Weight 0.0800kg
Shipping Width 0.120m
Shipping Height 0.040m
Shipping Length 0.090m

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