Ortofon Concorde MKII Digital Cartridge

Listen up, DVS DJs: Ortofon's highest-output Concorde cartridge, the MKII Concorde Digital is designed to grab the grooves of your timecode control vinyls.
With the launch of the MKII Concorde Digital Cartridge, Ortofon has listened to the demands of vinyl DJs of all types to develop a superior cartridge series with an unprecedented level of durability, groove holding, and sound quality. The Concorde, which is redesigned from the ground up, features a more robust stylus tip with larger cut-out, as well as a replaceable textured grip and handle. The Concorde Digital cartridge features increased output and is optimized for timecode vinyl (DVS) applications. Easy connectivity to the tonearm makes setup quick and easy in any performance scenario.

Features:

- Fully redesigned for better durability, groove holding, and sound quality
- More robust stylus tip with larger cut-out
- Wider grip area for easier handling
- Replaceable textured grip and tapered handle
- Quick and convenient tonearm connection
- Attractive split housing and one-piece metal tonearm fitting
- Stylus seats tightly onto cartridge body with tactile feedback
- Increased output and optimization for timecode vinyl (DVS) applications

The Concorde Digital Twin Pack includes 2 cartridges and a metal flight case for easy transportation.
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- Output Voltage at 1,000 Hz, 5 cm/sec: 10 mV
- Channel Balance at 1 kHz: 1 dB
- Channel Separation at 1 kHz: 22 dB
- Channel Separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
- Frequency Range at -3 dB: 20 - 18,000 Hz
- Tracking Ability at 315 Hz at Recommended Tracking Force: 100 um
- Compliance, Dynamic Lateral: 14 um/mN
- Stylus Type: Spherical
- Stylus Tip Radius: R 18 um
- Tracking Force Range: 3.0-5.0 g
- Tracking Force Recommended: 4.0 g
- Cartridge Weight: 18.5 g
- Replacement Stylus Unit: Digital
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Single
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ORT CCDIGITALSINGLE
Twin (with Case)
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ORT CCDIGITALTWIN
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 914-762-8646
(2 ratings)
Submitted May 13, 2020 by Alfonso S in Canton, OH
"2nd Opinion"
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To be fair to Ortofon I have decide to to a 2nd review of these needles. My initial dissatisfaction with the sound quality of these was actually with the sound that they produced when scratching. These are not the needles that ortofon promotes for scratching although these do hold up nicely in terms of tracking with back spinning etc. So after giving these another run, I adjusted to them and they are actually NOT as bad as I stated in my first review. I would probably try the scratch model if I could do it all over again. So 4 stars for these. Final answer!!!!!
Musical Background:
DJ for 25+ yrs
Musical Style:
funk, disco, hiphop, rock
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