Ortofon Verismo Moving Coil Cartridge

  • £5,349.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  |   Usually dispatched within 24 hours

The MC Verismo is a class-leading, high-end moving coil (MC) cartridge, drawing inspiration and technologies from others in Ortofon’s flagship Exclusive Series. With its advanced diamond cantilever, Replicant 100 diamond stylus and titanium housing, amongst other advanced elements, the MC Verismo can deliver a truly outstanding sonic output. As an Exclusive Series cartridge, it is also hand-made by seasoned artisans in Ortofon’s Danish production facility.

Key Features:

  • Moving Coil (MC) cartridge system
  • Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Titanium housing
  • Ortofon’s flagship Replicant 100 diamond stylus profile
  • Solid diamond cantilever for the best possible interface between stylus and armature
  • Neodymium magnet-based generator system for reduced size and weight
  • Aucurum coils of gold-plated 6NX oxygen free copper for zero-loss signal transmission
  • Field Stabilizing Element (FSE) in the magnet system
  • Patented Wide Range Damping (WRD) system for exceptional tracking

In opera, verismo (Italian for '"realism"') was a post-Romantic tradition associated with a variety of reputed Italian composers. The MC Verismo aims to portray the same sense of “realism” associated with the genre, and does so thanks to Ortofon’s advanced knowledge of vibrations, and how to control them. Every aspect of the design is aimed to allow for accurate musical reproduction, without any unwanted facets.

The housing of the MC Verismo is made using Ortofon’s pioneering Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technique. In production, fine particles of titanium are welded together, layer-by-layer, to construct a single piece body devoid of unnecessary material*. Using this technique, the density of the body can be precisely controlled, allowing for extremely high internal damping. The end result provides absolute freedom from resonance, and unparalleled rigidity, alongside optimised weight and improved dynamic capability, allowing the MC Verismo to be perfectly matched with a wide array of high-end tonearms.

Technical Specifications:

  • Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 0.2mV
  • Channel Balance at 1kHz: 0.5dB
  • Channel Separation at 1kHz: 25dB
  • Channel Separation at 15kHz: 20dB
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± 2/-1dB
  • Tracking Ability at 315Hz: 80μm
  • Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 13μm / mN
  • Stylus Type: Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 (Special Polished Version)
  • Cantilever: Diamond
  • Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 5 / 100μm
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2.6g (24mN)
  • Tracking Angle: 23º
  • Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 7Ω
  • Recommended Load Impedance: > 10Ω
  • Cartridge Body Material: SLM Titanium
  • Coil Wire Material: Aucurum, gold-plated, 6NX oxygen free copper
  • Cartridge Colour: Black / Silver
  • Cartridge Weight: 9.5g

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