MC A95

£4000.00
  • Extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details
  • Limited edition 95th year anniversary moving coil cartridge
  • Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 (Special Polished Version) stylus profile with Boron cantilever

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Ortofon is proud to launch the MC A95, a world class moving coil cartridge to commemorate the 95th anniversary of Ortofon’s technical leadership in the audio industry. With the MC A95, the bar is raised for its predecessor, the MC A90. The MC A95 not only celebrates the past 95 years of Ortofon, first and foremost it also makes history by significantly raising the standards by which sound reproduction is measured, making it a celebration of sound itself.

The Ortofon MC A95 has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge. Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, characteristics in different shapes and materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of the MC A95.

Those who choose to adopt the MC A95 will experience the lifelike, open sound, with exceedingly clear midrange for a presentation that is unparalleled. The MC A95 remains extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details, with its delicate, but also analytical nature. Lovers of music will take note of a truly organic and encapsulating experience which transcends the boundaries of recording and undeniably blurs the distinction between what is live and what is recorded.

Flexibility and performance with a range of compatibility
With optimal weight and compliance to suit the vast majority of modern tonearms, the MC A95 is easily compatible with a seemingly endless array of modern contemporary high-end turntable equipment. Low internal impedance makes the MC A95 less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with Ortofon ST-80 SE transformer, as well as with the widest range of preamps and transformers. By combining the utilization of the SLM process, our patented WRD system and zero-resonance spikes, we are confident that the perfect mechanical integration of this cartridge with your tonearm will result in a significant and breathtaking increase in dynamics, resolution, and richness in detail.

Key Features:

  • Extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details
  • Limited edition 95th year anniversary moving coil cartridge
  • Wide Range Damping (WRD) system
  • Internal coils from the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire
  • SLM Titanium body
  • Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 (Special Polished Version) stylus profile with Boron cantilever
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Technical Data

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 0.2mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: < 0.5dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: > 25dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: > 22dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 10Hz - 50kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +2 / -1dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 90μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 13μm / mN
Stylus Type: Specially Polished
Nude Ortofon Replicant 100
Cantilever:  Boron 
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 5 / 100μm
Tracking Force Range: 2.0 - 2.5g (20 - 25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.3g (23mN)
Tracking Angle: 23º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
Recommended Load Imedance: >10Ω
Coil Wire Material: Aucurum
Cartridge Body Material:  SLM Titanium 
Cartridge Weight: 6g

FAQ

What is a Moving Coil cartridge?

Moving Coil (MC) cartridges generate an electrical signal by moving a tightly wound coil between two magnets. The movement is created by the cantilever, which houses the diamond stylus at its end and rides within the modulations of a record groove.

As opposed to Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges, MC designs are more difficult to produce - but often result in a more nuanced sound. For that reason, they are also often more expensive and boast better components than MM designs.

For more on cartridge technology, read our informative article.


How do I install my cartridge?

Cartridge installation takes time and requires a level of understanding for the turntable/tonearm you are fiiting to. We've created a comprehensive guide, available here, which will help you through each step of the procedure.

However, if at any time you feel uncomfortable with the task at hand, be sure to contact us or your local retailer for assistance.


What if I break my Moving Coil cartridge?

The Ortofon Moving Coil Cartridge Exchange Scheme is designed to help existing Ortofon customers update or renew their Moving Coil cartridge in a much more cost-effective way.

Through the scheme, Ortofon offer a trade-in value for the current range of moving coil cartridges, as well as an extensive list of discontinued models. Through this program, we are able to help customers upgrade, replace or slightly downgrade their current phono cartridge in a more economical way than usual. 

Find out more here.

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