Ortofon's newly revised range of DJ needles, stylii and cartridges
offer updates and improvements on some of the world's most loved DJ carts.
: One of the world's most legendary manufacturers of phono cartridges. From rugged cartridges designed to get the dancefloor pumping, right through to four-figure cartridges designed for discerning Hi-Fi enthusiasts, Ortofon has a cartridge to suit.
Now, over 30 years on from their introduction, Ortofon reveal a totally refreshed range of their famous Concorde carts and needles for working DJ's
Serious about vinyl? Then you owe it to yourself to check out the latest range of Ortofon carts...
Ortofon's Classic Concorde
Mounting and aligning a DJ cart to a headshell, can be a slow, fiddly and awkward process; there are tiny nuts and screws to fit, and tiny little connectors to join the cart to the headshell wiring. Then there's the whole headache of cartridge alignment, setting needle overhang and other tedious tasks...
In the mid-1980s, Ortofon came up with the great idea of making DJ carts which simply plugged straight into the tonearm. No headshell needed, no fiddly setup, just plug in and go! The long, slender, "droop nose" design instantly gained them the title of Concordes, after the similar shaped nose of the famous jet plane.
Simple, rugged and great sounding, Ortofon Concordes have become a real industry standard for DJ carts. While many famous names have come and gone over the years, Ortofon's Concordes have held in there; long enough to enjoy the renewed interest in vinyl that everyone's been talking about recently.
Newly redesigned from the ground up, Ortofon's new Concorde range is both familiar to users of old, yet also offers very welcome updates to the classic design. Of note is an easily replaceable and reinforced arm lift, a widened and strengthened body for stability in use, and some seriously cool colour coordination!
Ortofon Concorde MKII Mix
The Ortofon Concorde MKII Mix
is designed as an affordable entry-level all-rounder cart for those looking to purchase a world class DJ cart on a budget. Suitable for scratching and back-cueing, the Mix features a spherical stylus for affordability and good all-around performance.
With a transparent sound across the spectrum and excellent handling ability, the Ortofon Concorde MIX II is a welcome update on one of the longest-running budget, professional DJ carts.
Ortofon Concorde DJ MKII
The Ortofon Concorde DJ MKII
is the famous blue DJ cart seen in DJ booths the world over. A true all-rounder and something of an industry standard, the Ortofon Concorde DJ MKII combines a spherical stylus with a balanced cantilever for great rigidity, tracking ability, and very low record wear.
Ortofon Concorde MKII Club
Looking for the best possible sound quality from a DJ cart? Then you need the Ortofon Concorde MKII Club
. Featuring a Special-Elliptic stylus profile, allowing the stylus to better fit to the groove. This results in a bigger contact area between stylus and groove for a more accurate, intricate and detailed playback.
A higher output of 8mv means you don't have to turn your mixer's inputs as high as before. This results in a better signal to noise ratio and also reduces the possibility of feedback. The Ortofon Concorde MKII Club is the connoisseur's cart of choice.
Ortofon Concorde MKII Scratch
The Ortofon Concorde MKII Scratch
has been designed especially for scratching and back-cueing. The Scratch uses a spherical tip stylus for reduced groove wear when back-cueing and scratching.
Designed with extreme tracking ability, the Ortofon Concorde MKII Scratch won't jump out of the groove, even under extreme use. Featuring a very high output of 10 mV, the Scratch is perfect for music with deep bass frequencies with solid bass reproduction and extended highs. The Turntablists Tool of Choice!
Ortofon Concorde MKII Digital
The Ortofon Concorde MKII Digital
is specially optimised for use with timecode vinyl, whilst still retaining high audio quality when playing normal analogue vinyl records. Featuring a very high output of 10mV, this helps to optimise signal to noise ratio and reduce errors.
The Ortofon Concorde MKII Digital has a specially tailored frequency response to minimise the negative effects of noisy and warped timecode vinyl. If you're looking for a cart which guarantees an ultra-low error rate and helps preserve the life of your timecode records, then the Ortofon Concorde MKII Digital is the cart for you!