Patented Ortofon technologies

Pushing the boundaries
of audio technology

Experience music
in its purest form

At Ortofon, our relentless pursuit of audio perfection and our commitment to pushing the boundaries of audio technology has led us to develop and patent groundbreaking technologies that have revolutionized the world of phono cartridges. With three of our patented innovations - the FSE, WRD, and Split Pole Pins - we redefine the standards of excellence, inviting you to experience music in its purest form.

Ensure unparalleled audio fidelity

Split Pole Pins

Delve into the world of magnetics with Ortofon's Split Pole Pins technology. Designed to reduce energy loss and preserve the musical signal, these pins enable moving magnet cartridges to achieve a flat frequency response akin to moving coil cartridges. By minimizing magnetic losses, particularly at the treble end, Split Pole Pins ensure unparalleled audio fidelity.

Originating from Ortofon's innovative spirit, these pins were first introduced in the 500 series and Super OM series, representing a breakthrough in preserving the essence of music during playback.

Unmatched stability and precision

Field Stabilizing Element

Experience unmatched stability and precision with Ortofon's Field Stabilizing Element (FSE). This ingenious small cylinder of conductive material, strategically positioned within the magnet system, ensures a consistently stable magnetic field, regardless of armature movement.

By enhancing channel separation and minimizing dynamic distortion and intermodulation, FSE guarantees an unparalleled listening experience.

The secrets behind superior sound quality

Exploring cutting-edge technologies

Dive deep into the world of audio innovation as we unravel the mysteries behind its evolution. Join Leif Johannsen, Ortofon's Chief Officer of Acoustics and Research, as he demystifies four groundbreaking technologies that have shaped the realm of listening pleasure, revealing the secrets behind superior sound quality.

Wide Range Damping

In Ortofon's patented Wide Range Damping System (WRD) lies a small, heavy platinum or gold disc sandwiched between two rubber absorbers, each with distinct properties. This unique design not only enhances tracking performance but also achieves perfect damping across the entire frequency range.

Say goodbye to distortion and resonance as WRD eliminates these unwanted artifacts, ensuring a flawless audio experience. Ortofon's WRD technology sets the stage for a truly immersive sonic journey.