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Ortofon Concorde 40th Anniversary Cartridge
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Ortofon Concorde 40th Anniversary Cartridge

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Special order item - 3-4 week delivery time

Ortofon Concorde 40th Anniversary Cartridge

The cartridge that ensured the survival of Ortofon through the last decade of the 20th century

The Concorde 40 Anniversary uses the 2M Blue improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5 mV with a full-range reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy. The sound is open, balanced, dynamic and detailed.

The Concorde 40 Anniversary has an intergated cartridge and headshell desing and is for direct and easy mounting and replacement on S-shaped tonearms with universal/SME connector, such as e.g. Ortofon TA-110. 

"Ortofon 100 Anniversary A century of accuracy in sound 1918 - 2018"

By Kevin Howlett

"In 1979, the Concorde looked radically different to any cartridge that had been manufactured by Ortofon or any of its rivals up to then. However, the initial inspirations for its development were the search for a stylus that had a lower mass to fit in the VMS system and a design of an integrated cartridge and headshell that could be easily mounted on a tonearm without the need for screws or the plugging in of wires. Award-winning industrial designer Jan Trägårdh conceived the Concorde’s unique look." 

Key Features:

Beautiful in finish and form
Nude Shibata stylus
Outstanding housing made of SLM Aluminium and Beechwood
Silver Plated Oxygen Free Copper wiring inside
Classic SPU style with advanced Ortofon technologies

Technical Data

Output Voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.: 0.2mV

Channel Balance at 1 kHz: 1.0 dB

Channel Separation at 1 kHz: 22dB

Channel Separation at 15 kHz: 15dB

Frequency Range at -3dB: 20 - 25.000 Hz

Frequency Response: 20-20.000 Hz - + 3 dB/-2 dB

Tracking Ability (at 315Hz): 70μm

Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 8μm/mN 

Stylus Type: Nude Shibata

Stylus Tip Radius: r/R 6/50μm

Tracking Force Range: 3.0-5.0g (30-50 mN)

Tracking Force (recommended): 4.0g (40 mN)

Tracking Angle: 20°

Internal Impedance (DC Resistance):

Recommended Load Impedance: 10Ω

Cartridge Body Material: SLM Aluminium / Beechwood

Cartridge Colour: Black/Beech

Cartridge Weight: 32g

Technical data

  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  5.5 mV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz  -  1.5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz  -  25 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz  -  15 dB
  • Frequency range at - 3dB  -  20-25.000 Hz
  • Frequency response  -  20-20.000 + 2 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  80 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  20 µm/mN
  • Stylus type  -  Nude Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius  -   r/R 8/18 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  -  1,3 kOhm
  • Internal inductance  -  700 mH
  • Recommended load resistance  - 47 kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance  -  150-300 pF
  • Cartridge colour, body/stylus  - Black/Black
  • Cartridge weight  -   18.5 g
  • Replacement stylus unit  -  40 Anniversary

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