MC-1 Turbo

£179.00
  • Useable with any normal Moving Magnet (MM) phono input of any amplifier
  • Moving coil sound signature
  • Elliptical stylus profile

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The MC-1 Turbo is an excellent entry into the world of high output Moving Coil (MC) cartridges, with an elliptical stylus profile. The MC-1 Turbo has a 3.3mV output, which makes it perfect for use with inbuilt phono preamps – specifically ones designed for Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges.

The MC-1 Turbo provides a taste of the linearity and precision of moving coils, but without the need for additional high gain preamps or transformers.

Key Features:

  • High output moving coil cartridge
  • Useable with any normal Moving Magnet (MM) phono input of any amplifier
  • Moving coil sound signature
  • Elliptical stylus profile

Technical Data

Output Voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 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: 20Hz - 25kHz
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+4/-1 dB)
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: > 65 µm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 13 µm/mN
Stylus Type: Elliptical
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: 2g (20 mN)
Tracking Angle: 20°
Internal Impedance, DC Resistance: 100 Ohm
Recommended Load Impedance: 47 kOhm / < 500 pF
Cartridge Body Material: Noryl
Cartridge Colour: Black
Cartridge Weight: 4.1g

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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