Ortofon Moving Coil Trade-In Scheme

Upgrade & Save with Ortofon

The Ortofon Moving Coil Cartridge Trade-In Scheme is designed to help existing Ortofon customers update or renew their Hi-Fi systems in a much more cost-effective way.

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

Follow this link if you would like to find out about Ortofon's Cartridge Repair Service.

The chart below shows the trade-in retail value of all the Ortofon Moving Coil (MC) cartridges that are included in the scheme.

Cartridge Model Trade-In Value
HMC 10 (Quartz) (Black Headshell) £108.00
HMC 20 (Quattro) (Silver Headshell) £119.00
HMC 30 (Quasar) (Gold Headshell) £142.00
MC-1 Turbo £47.00
MC-3 Turbo £84.00
MC 20 MKII £119.00
MC 10 Supreme £84.00
MC 20 Supreme £157.00
MC 30 Supreme £166.00
MC 25 E £84.00
MC 25 FL £108.00
MC 70 £426.00
MC 10 Super MK II £84.00
MC 15 Super MK II £119.00
MC 20 Super MK II £157.00
MC 20 Super 25th Anniversary £157.00
MC 30 Super MK II £197.00
MC 2000 MK II £332.00
MC 3000 MK II £426.00
MC 5000 £520.00
MC 7500 £568.00
MC A90 £1,066.00
MC A95 £1,184.00
MC Anna £1,657.00
MC Anna Diamond £2,014.00
MC Jubilee £474.00
MC Kontrapunkt A £214.00
MC Kontrapunkt H £214.00
MC Kontrapunkt B £285.00
MC Kontrapunkt C £404.00
MC Rohmann £332.00
MC Salsa £72.00
MC Samba £55.00
MC Tango £47.00
MC Valencia £278.00
MC Venice £285.00
MC Vienna £426.00
MC Vivo Red £61.00
MC Vivo Blue £84.00
MC Windfeld £804.00
MC X5 £84.00
MCP X1 (T4P) £37.00
Rondo Red £84.00
Rondo Blue £119.00
Rondo Bronze £166.00
X1-MCP £42.00
Cartridge Model Trade-In Value
MC Quintet Red £84.00
MC Quintet Blue £131.00
MC Quintet Bronze £179.00
MC Quintet Black (S) £236.00
MC Quintet Mono £131.00
MC Cadenza Red £356.00
MC Cadenza Blue £474.00
MC Cadenza Bronze £663.00
MC Cadenza Black £830.00
MC Cadenza Mono £356.00
MC Windfeld Ti £1,303.00
MC A Mono £1,184.00
MC Xpression £1,303.00
MC Verismo £1,657.00
MC Diamond £2,131.00

How It Works

Ortofon offers their exchange scheme to any customer who currently owns one of the cartridges listed above, and is looking to replace it with a new model from their range. If you fit within these requirements, you are able to apply a discount to your next moving coil cartridge purchase; moving up, down or staying at the same level within the range.

The saving you make is based on the cartridge you are trading in, and the exact amount for each cartridge is detailed in the chart above, in the 'Trade-In Value' columns. However, in order to benefit from the full value of your cartridge, the Trade-In Value must be less than 30% of the UK Suggested Retail Price of the new Ortofon cartridge you are purchasing. Below is a list of current UK retail prices, and the maximum trade-in discount you can apply against each cartridge.

Cartridge Model Trade-In Value Max. Trade-In Discount
MC Quintet Mono £459.00 £137.70
MC Quintet Red £319.00 £96.70
MC Quintet Blue £459.00 £137.70
MC Quintet Bronze £625.00 £187.50
MC Quintet Black S £875.00 £262.50
MC Cadenza Red £1,199.00 £359.70
MC Cadenza Blue £1,649.00 £494.70
MC Cadenza Bronze £2,199.00 £659.70
MC Cadenza Black £2,749.00 £824.70
MC Cadenza Mono £1,199.00 £359.70
MC Windfeld Ti £4,399.00 £1,319.70
MC A Mono £4,099.00 £1,229.70
MC Xpression £4,650.00 £1,395.00
MC Verismo £5,749.00 £1,724.70
MC Diamond £7,349.00 £2204.70

Example 1:

The customer has an MC 25 FL and would like to exchange it for a Quintet Blue. The MC 25 FL has a trade-in value of £95.00. 30% of the current UK SRP of the Quintet Blue is £107.70 (see 'Maximum Trade-In Discount' column, above), making the MC 25 FL fit within the acceptable range for this cartridge.

The customer can therefore buy a Quintet Blue for £95.00 off the normal retail price, in exchange for their old MC 25 FL.

Example 2:

A customer has an MC 5000 and would like to exchange it for a Cadenza Blue. The MC 5000 has a trade-in value of £465.00. However, 30% of the current UK SRP of the Cadenza Blue is £449.70 (see 'Maximum Trade-In Discount' column, above), which is less than the trade-in value of the old cartridge.

As the customer cannot receive more than 30% off the retail value of a new cartridge through the trade-in scheme, the customer can buy a Cadenza Blue with a £449.70 discount, in exchange for the MC 5000.

Why Should I Exchange?

Ortofon and Henley Designs offer this service as an alternative to a ‘refurbishment’ or ‘re-tipping’ service. It is our opinion that if the internal mechanics or the diamond tip of a cartridge are modified, replaced or restored, the fundamental element of what made that cartridge unique is lost, and it will therefore never be fully restored to what you originally purchased. With our exchange scheme, you get rewarded for being an existing Ortofon customer and are able to update your system easily.

This offer is also open to non-working cartridges. So if you've had an accident and broken your cartridge, or the stylus, suspension, cantilever or any element of the cartridge is irreparably damaged, we're still happy to help. We take cartridges in all conditions back on this scheme.

If you would prefer to find out about Ortofon's cartridge repair service, please visit our Cartridge Repair Service page.

Where Can I Exchange?

All Ortofon Trade-Ins are run through our vast network of Ortofon Moving Coil retailers across the country. If you are not sure who your local Ortofon retailer is, find the product you like in our Catalogue and check "Where To Buy".

If you have any problems or questions regarding Trade-In, please Contact Us.

*Disclaimer: This offer is subject to change at any time. Please confirm your exchange and the agreed price with your authorised Ortofon dealer before proceeding with the transaction. Unfortunately, if your cartridge is not listed in the above chart, we cannot offer you any discount on the exchange scheme.

The Ortofon Repair Service

Though we always recommend you use Ortofon's Exchange Scheme to guarantee the best possible performance from your cartridge, we understand some people may not want to part with their beloved Moving Coil. For that reason, Ortofon also a repair service on some vintage and current models.

The Ortofon Repair Service can be handled directly with Ortofon, or we and your local dealer can also help with the process. An Ortofon repair involves disassembling the cartridge and installing a new motor, diamond and cantilever, effectively creating a new cartridge. There is no guarantee the cartridge will sound exactly the same as it may have before a repair, but it will be tested to as-new technical specifications. 

The Ortofon Repair Service covers most of the SPU Series, the Cadenza Series, the Exclusive Series and selected vintage MC cartridges. For the latest list of what can be repaired, and an indication of pricing, visit the Ortofon website here: https://www.ortofon.com/hifi/products/repair-service/ 

Any cartridges not on the Ortofon website as listed for repair can unfortunately not be repaired.

If you would like to investigate the possibility of a repair, please Contact Us and we'll walk you through the process. Before proceeding, we would also suggest you read the Terms & Conditions on the Ortofon website, as this is what the Repair Service is bound to. All repairs are arranged at your own risk.