Ortofon Dance Series - superior sound of Ortofon Moving Coil cartridges
Many have asked the question: Why is the sound of a moving coil cartridge so superior to that of a traditional magnetic? The answer in one word is linearity. The patented Ortofon low-impedance, low-output design is inherently linear over the entire audible range. This, coupled with unequalled tracking ability and unique diamond profiles, combines to deliver a sound previously deemed unattainable. The MC Tango, MC Samba, and MC Salsa are a direct result of our endeavours. The MC Tango is the Dance series entry level cartridge with a very high performance ratio. The MC Tango features an elliptical diamond and the output is 0.5 mV.
The MC Samba and MC Salsa have a tiny, nude Elliptical or Fine Line diamond, mounted on a very light and rigid cantilever. This results in a low equivalent stylus tip mass and cantilever compliance on 14 and 15 µm/mN, which means that the MC Samba and MC Salsa give excellent results with virtually any tone arm. The armature has been designed as a tiny lightweight cross, and the coils are mounted at exactly 90 degree to each other (just like the walls of the record groove), which improves the channel separation. The magnet and improved damping system has allowed its natural pivotal point to be placed immediately behind the armature, giving an extremely precise moving system. We have also increased the output voltage of the Samba to 0.3 mV and the MC Salsa to 0.38 mV.
Ortofon MC Samba phono cartridge
The MC Samba has been created to provide a high level of compatibility with virtually any tonearm and will yield excellent results with any system. The MC Samba is a great foray into the world of low output Moving Coil cartridges, featuring a nude elliptical stylus.