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MC Anna

Output impedance of 6 ohm 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 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.  

Review quotes

Stereophile, May 2013 By Michael Fremer

"...The ambitiuos MC Anna did (give you everything. - red), living up to its Ortofon heritage. Its dynamic capabilities were seemingly unlimited; its tonal balance was smooth and neutral from top to bottom, with only a slight but broad nudge in the lower mids and upper bass; and its textural abilities were second to those of no other cartridge I've heard..." "...It's a gracefulsounding transducer with the liquidity to make solo violins sing almost singfully, but with enough bite..." "...The MC Anna handled vocal sibilants claenly, precisely and smoothly - ans was really good with female voices..."

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The Ortofon MC Anna Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  0.2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  -  0.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  -  25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz  -  22 dB
Frequency response  -  20 Hz-20 kHz +/- 1.5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  9 µm/mN
Stylus type  -  Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Boron Cantilever
Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking force, recommended  -  2.6 g (26 mN)
Tracking force range - 2.6-2.8 g (26-28 mN)

Tracking angle  -  23°
Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  6 Ohm
Recommended load impedance  -  > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material  -  SLM Titanium
Cartridge colour  -  Black/Silver
Cartridge weight  -  16 gram