MC Tango

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 Tango is an entry level low output MC cartridge, featuring an elliptical stylus profile

Perfect for a wide variety of turntables and tonearms, the MC Tango provides a remarkable price-to-performance ratio. Its 0.5 mV output is perfect for a wide range of moving coil transformers and active preamplifiers, inbuilt or standalone.

MC Tango Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.   -  0,5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  -   < 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  -   > 23 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz   -  > 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB  -   20-25.000 Hz
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -    > 65 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral   -  13 µm/mN
Stylus type  -   Elliptical
Stylus tip radius  -   r/R 8/18 µm

Tracking force range  -   1,8-2,2 g (18-22 mN)
Tracking force, recommended   -  2,0 g (20 mN)
Tracking angle  -   20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance  -   10 Ohm
Recommended load impedance  -   > 20 Ohm
Cartridge body material -    Noryl
Cartridge colour  -   Blue transparant
Cartridge weight  -   4,1 g