The Concorde Century Hi-fi Cartridge
The Concorde Century
Having celebrated many of previous anniversaries by launching innovative products, naturally, the centennial 2018 year called for some grand designs and the relaunch of the cartridge that is emblematic of Ortofon’s pioneering approach to design – the Concorde. With a tip of the hat to the Concorde’s origins, Ortofon released in a limited edition of 1.000 a Hi-Fi Concorde version the CONCORDE CENTURY.
The CONCORDE CENTURY uses a silver-plated copper wire and a Nude Fine Line diamond stylus, which slim profile will track even the highest frequency information. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear. The CONCORDE CENTURY has a full, relaxed and homogenous sound with space, depth and detail – a very good choice for any kind of music.
The CONCORDE CENTURY is for direct and easy mounting and replacement on S-shaped tonearms with universal/SME connector.
- Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 5.5 mV
- Channel balance at 1 kHz - 1 dB
- Channel separation at 1 kHz - 26 dB
- Channel separation at 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 colour, body/stylus - Chrome
- Cartridge weight - 18.5 g
- Replacement stylus unit - Century
This brandnew cartridge is delivered in an exclusive solid box featuring Ortofon Anniversary logo printed on a lid.
The box is made in Medium Density fiberboard, with high-gloss lacquer, inside covered with black velvet. The exclusive surface was chosen in order to achieve a hard, resistant and beautiful white matte finish.
Concorde Century Userguide and a Maintenance set in a tailored purse included the package.