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Ortofon MC Anna Moving Coil Cartridge

The new flagship MC from Ortofon

£4,999.99   
£4,166.66 Exc. VAT |  
  

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This cartridge offers the ultimate analogue performance.

Ortofon MC Anna Moving Coil Cartridge

Ortofon MC Anna

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The new MC Anna from Ortofon represents the highest echelon of Moving Coil cartridges. This state of the art product, representative of numerous Ortofon design elements and ideals, is truly exemplary of the highest degree of performance possible in contemporary analogue playback technology.

Ortofon dedicates this new flagship cartridge to the opera singer Anna Netrebko, a virtuoso whose performance displays a formidable technical arsenal of endless versatility. With the dedication of the MC Anna, Ortofon once again emphasizes the company’s unchanging commitment and devotion to the music and to the purest delivery of recorded sound. Much like Anna Netrebko, Ortofon aspires to provide the ultimate musical experience through a mixture of innovation and technical expertise, combined with inspiration that goes beyond mere thought to reveal true inner emotion.

 

An output impedance of 6Ω and a low-to-medium output voltage of 0.2 mV make MC Anna a perfect partner for most MC phono preamps and step-up transformers, including the new Ortofon ST-80 SE.

Ortofon’s MC Anna focuses on providing music in its entirety without compromise, offering an ideal balance of precision and musicality to provide an engaging experience on a whole new level. With fine attention to both micro and macro dynamics combined with fluid tonality and texture, the MC Anna will shatter the boundaries of recorded music forever.

Considering Ortofon’s world-class knowledge in analogue sound reproduction, the new MC Anna will undoubtedly provide sound which is literally unsurpassed and simply has to be experienced.

Special polishing of the diamond along with the use of a Boron cantilever offer remarkable transparency, speed and responsiveness beyond that of any other combination.

 

The Finest Diamond in the World: 

As in the former MC A90, Windfeld and Xpression cartridges, the MC Anna makes use of Ortofon’s Replicant 100 diamond, known for its thin and light profile and extraordinarily large contact surface.

When correctly aligned, the Replicant 100 will track even the most demanding groove modulations and will read musical information from the groove with a level of accuracy that is unparalleled by any other needle in existence.

Special polishing of the diamond along with the use of a Boron cantilever offer remarkable transparency, speed and responsiveness beyond that of any other combination.

Stylus lifetime:

With proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance. The stylus does begin to exhibit changes after 1.000 hours, but the stylus life as a whole is expected to top 2.000 hours.

Proper care comprises the following key principles:

  • Cleaning of record by means of carbon fibre brush before and after every use. Cleaning of record by using record cleaning machine once in a while. 

  • Cleaning of stylus by means of a fine antistatic brush. Please remember to remove dust from the diamond tip before and after playback of each record.

  • Proper adjustment of anti-skating, azimuth and tracking force

 

Stylus Care:

Ortofon does not recommend the use of solvents of any kind for cleaning of either the record surface or stylus. If necessary, records may be washed in lukewarm demineralized water with a dash of sulphonic soap. Remove dust carefully from record surfaces by using a fine antistatic brush or cloth before every use. The use of solvents on the stylus and cantilever may damage stylus cement; interior parts of the cartridge can be affected seriously by the intrusion of solvents. 

The Ortofon warranty will not be valid in cases where such treatment has caused malfunction. For cleaning the stylus, use the enclosed fiber brush a few times along the cantilever in the direction of the stylus, whenever you play a new record or change sides. Record care should also be performed regularly and is of paramount importance to prolong the life and condition of the stylus. Because of this, a record cleaning machine may be considered for ease and quality of record cleaning.

The Stylus Protection Guard:

The stylus guard provided for MC Anna is designed to be easily replaced and removed without risking contact to the fragile stylus assembly. To avoid accidental damage to the stylus or cantilever please mount the enclosed stylus guard onto the cartridge whenever the cartridge is not in use. The stylus guard should also be attached during mounting or removal of the cartridge.

The stylus guard is simply removed by holding the sides between the thumb and forefinger and pulling straight along the orientation of the cartridge. Affixing the stylus guard is of course accomplished by doing the reverse, yet still using a straight movement.

 

Packaging: 

MC Anna is delivered in an exclusive box made of famous Japanese oak wood. A lid is close-fitted by means of two hinges carved out of Japanese maple wood.

For the exclusive surface treatment the 6000 years old Japanese Urushi lacquer method was chosen in order to achieving a hard, resistant and beautiful multilayer surface in dark maroon colour. MC Anna User guide and a Maintenance Set are provided in a velour purse included within the package.

Specifications:

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):

0.2mV

Channel Balance at 1kHz:

0.5dB

Channel Separation at 1kHz:

25dB

Channel Separation at 15kHz:

22dB

Frequency Range (at -3dB):

 

Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:

± 1.5dB

Tracking Ability at 315Hz:

Typically 80μm

Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:

9μm / mN

Stylus Type:

Nude Ortofon Replicant 100
Special Polished Version

Cantilever:

Boron

Stylus Tip Radius r / R:

5 / 100μm

Recommended Tracking Force:

2.6g (26mN)

Tracking Angle:

23º

Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:

Recommended Load Impedance:

> 10Ω

Cartridge Body Material:

SLM Titanium

Cartridge Colour:

Black / Silver

Cartridge Weight:

16.0g

 
 

 

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