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About us

A Danish tale

More than a century
of accuracy in sound

On the 9th of October 1918, the two Danish engineers, Axel Petersen (1887-1971) and Arnold Poulsen (1889-1952) founded the Electrical Phono Film Company. Their aim was to explore the possibility of high-class recording and developing one of the first synchronized sound film systems in the world.

Today, Ortofon is a micro-mechanical powerhouse, which develops, manufactures and markets the world acclaimed Ortofon phono cartridges.

We benefit from being established in Denmark, a country recognized for its strong tradition in acoustics and acoustic measurement equipment, in addition to all aspects of high-end audio.

Acoustics, materials, technology and micro mechanics are key competences in Ortofon's technological prowess.
Research and development is done with the company's own engineers supported by a strong network of acoustic know-how and industrial design in Denmark.

The products are sold worldwide through a network of more than 60 importers and Sales subsidiaries in the USA and in Japan.

The history

The journey through a century of sound

Discover Ortofon's captivating history, explore the development through our timeline, and delve into a collection of remarkable historical products.

The production

Inside the factory

Are you intrigued to delve into the intricate production process and components behind our exceptional pickups? Explore our meticulous quality assurance, gain an insider's perspective on our production and craftsmanship, learn about our skilled assemblers, and uncover the innovative machines employed by Ortofon in our manufacturing.


Key competences in the technological process of Ortofon

Experience the pinnacle of technological expertise at Ortofon, where acoustics, materials, technology, and micro-mechanics converge. Uncover the innovative prowess behind patented Ortofon technologies such as Wide Range Damping, Split Pole Pins, and the Field Stabilizer Element, pushing the boundaries of audio performance to new heights.

Where it
all started