Ortofon Century MCusedOrtofon  Century MC REDUCEDThis cartridge was installed by Michael Fremer and just removed by Stirling Trayle to its original box. It has approximately 30 hours of use LIKE NEW barely broken in playing in a SAT arm professio...9500.00

Ortofon Century MC REDUCED [Expired]


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This cartridge was installed by Michael Fremer and just removed by Stirling Trayle to its original box. It has approximately 30 hours of use LIKE NEW barely broken in playing in a SAT arm professionally installed.The MC Century represents the absolute top of Moving Coil cartridges. This state of the art product is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology.

The MC Century comprises numerous Ortofon design elements and ideals:

  • The housing and the body of the cartridge are made in Titanium with SLM technique 
  • High performance iron-cobalt alloy is applied for some parts of the magnet system.
  • The armature damping system provides complete elimination of unwanted resonance.
  • Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond, thin and light, with an extraordinarily large contact surface, tracing accuracy unparalleled by any other needle in existence.
  • The crystal structure and exceptional hardness of the new Diamond cantilever ensures the best possible interface between the stylus and the armature.
  • The combination of Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond on Diamond cantilever provides extremely responsive and transparent sound reproduction.

    The Ortofon MC Century Technical data 

    Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  0.2 mV
    Channel balance at 1 kHz  -  0.5 dB
    Channel separation at 1 kHz  -  25 dB
    Channel separation at 15 kHz  -  22 dB
    Frequency response  -  20 Hz-20 kHz +/- 1.5 dB
    Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  80 µm
    Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  9 µm/mN
    Stylus type  -  Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Diamond Cantilever
    Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 5/100 µm
    Tracking force, recommended  -  2.4 g (24 mN)
    Tracking angle  -  23°
    Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  6 Ohm
    Recommended load impedance    > 10 Ohm Cartridge body material  -  SLM Titanium

    Cartridge colour  -  Silver/Black
    Cartridge weight  -  15 gram
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