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Ortofon are one of the world's leading manufacturers of phono pick-up cartridges, and have been pioneering in their development since the middle of the 20th century. They offer a wide range of solutions, suitable for almost any home hi-fi system, so are a must-visit brand when considering how to improve your vinyl record listening experience.
The cartridge is an often over-looked but vitally important component of every vinyl hi-fi system. It is the only device that actually enters the record groove to pick-up information, and as a result it is capable of lifting the overall performance of a turntable to new levels. As the world leader in cartridge manufacturing, and boasting a range to suit any budget, Ortofon are a brand you need to experience.
Ortofon is made up of three core ranges, easily understood by their use of a colour-coded naming system. The 2M moving magnet and Quintet and Cadenza moving coil ranges are split into four models - red, blue, bronze and black (mono and 78 models are also available). Find out more about what to expect from each range below...
2M isn’t just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and represents Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration. Named after the abbreviation of moving magnet (MM) and shaped to match the facets of a diamond, each 2M model features class-leading technology and exceptional value.
The Quintet range approaches the affordable moving coil market in the same way as 2M approaches the moving magnet market. Offering incredible value and quality, each Quintet model features a special ABS body, neodymium magnets and low internal impedance for ease of set-up and use, making a great entry point into the world of moving coils.
The Cadenza range is considered amongst the best moving coils available today. Following on from Ortofon's iconic Kontrapunkt line, each model features a striking aluminium housing with recessed connectors for neat tonearm mounting. With other advances in the winding and generator system design, new heights have been achieved - making true high-end playback accessible to more vinyl lovers than ever before.
Ortofon divide their stereo models in each of these ranges into four models - each named Red, Blue, Bronze and Black. This naming system doesn't only reflect the difference price, but also what type of sound to expect, helping you make the right decision on what cartridge would best suit your system, music collection and ears...
WELL ROUNDED, HIGHLY CAPABLE CARTRIDGES. A GREAT ENTRY INTO THE RANGE
PRECISE SOUND WITH GREATER IMPACT. TAKE A STEP TOWARD BETTER FIDELITY
EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE WITH A FOCUS ON MUSICAL INTRICACY
THE BEST OF THE BEST. DELIVERING TRUE ACCURACY IN SOUND
Ortofon and Henley Audio are committed to giving you the ability to experience the Ortofon sound. That's why we've worked hard over many years to build an extensive network of highly experienced retailers across the country who can help guide you to your best purchase. Our Centres of Excellence are committed to offering demonstrations across a variety of models, bringing their own experience and knowledge to accurately present what you should expect when you take your new purchase home.
Hi-Fi retailers may often be overlooked as an information resource, but they are one of the best places to get experienced advice, and can back-up their advice with a tailored product range that they confidently believe in. Get in touch with your local retailer today to find out how they could help you.
This article offers only a snapshot of how Ortofon could be the right cartridge manufacturer for you. So if you want to learn more, or even if you already have an Ortofon cartridge and want to find out more about upgrading, check out our handy articles below.
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