Let Your Vinyl LP Collection Soar to New Heights with the Ortofon Concorde Century MM Phono Cartridge
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It's the Ortofon Concorde Century MM phono cartridge, an utterly distinctive and super-cool-looking analog instrument whose original incarnation dates back four decades and resulted in designer Jan Tragardh receiving the Danish Industrial Design Award for his work on the low-mass cartridge. While the model remains eminently popular among DJs, years of evolution and remodeling have led to Concorde Century, a particularly robust tracker that stays in the LP groove no matter the demands.
Limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide, Concorde Century employs silver-plated copper wire and a nude fine-line diamond stylus to complement its large footprint. Sonically, Concorde Century delivers full, cohesive, and detailed performance marked by exquisite depth and clarity. An all-rounder with any type of music, it also mounts easily and directly on S-shaped tonearms with a universal/SME connector. With the flashy Concorde Century in your analog chain, your vinyl LP collection will take flight and soar to new heights.
"[This cartridge] is something really special. Its fine-line stylus and high compliance make this so much more than a fashion statement. With its roots in the OM 40 Super, many say that it's the best MM from Ortofon."
Channel balance at 1 kHz: 1 dB
1 kHz: 26 dB
15 kHz: 15 dB
Frequency range at -3dB: 20-29.000 Hz
Frequency response: 20-20.000 + 2 / - 0 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 16 µm/mN
Stylus type: Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/40 µm
Tracking force range: 1.6-2.0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended: 1.8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle: 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance: 1.2 kOhm
Internal inductance: 630 mH
Recommended load resistance: 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance: 150-300 pF
Cartridge color, body/stylus: Chrome
Cartridge weight: 18.5 g
User Manual (PDF, 498 KB)