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What is Moving
Magnet cartridges?

Favored by music
lovers over the world

Ortofon has been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing "Magnetic Stereophonic phonograph pickups" since 1969, introducing the VMS system in 1969 and the Moving Magnet system in 1979.

While renowned for its Moving Coil cartridges, Ortofon's Moving Magnet system, introduced in 1979, has proven to be an exceptional addition to their lineup. By offering an economic alternative without compromising on quality, the Moving Magnet system has garnered acclaim among music lovers and audiophiles worldwide. Its introduction marked a significant milestone, expanding Ortofon's range to cater to a broader audience, providing a versatile and high-performance option for those seeking audio excellence.

Moving Magnet cartridges

of operation

In a MM cartridge, the magnet is mounted on the cantilever and placed between the set of coils. The cantilever moves by following the tracks of the record, and hence the magnet moves with it. As the magnet gets closer to one of the coils, the magnet’s magnetic field induces a current in the coil, or in other words it generates electrical energy in the coil.

The advantages of a Moving Magnet

Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges offer several advantages, including high output, ease of stylus replacement, broad compatibility, and user-friendliness.

These benefits make Moving Magnet cartridges a popular choice among vinyl enthusiasts seeking reliable and accessible audio reproduction.

Strong signal
and big sound

One of the key advantages of moving magnet cartridges is their high output. Moving Magnet cartridges generate a stronger electrical signal compared to other cartridge types, such as moving coil (MC) cartridges.

This high output makes Moving Magnet cartridges well-suited for use with a wide range of phono preamps and amplifiers, ensuring compatibility and optimal performance.

Easy upgrade
and replacement

When the stylus of an MM cartridge wears out or becomes damaged, it can be easily replaced without the need for complex procedures. All you have to do is slide the old stylus assembly out of the body of the cartridge and then slide the new one in. This user-friendly design makes maintenance and stylus replacement easy, allowing for convenient upkeep and ensuring optimal audio performance over time.

With the Ortofon 2M Series, you can upgrade your cartridge throughout the Series. Created for those who want a series that can grow with them as they develop as listeners.

A versatile choice

Another advantage of Moving Magnet cartridges is their broad compatibility with different turntables, tonearms, and phono preamps.

Their high output and standardized electrical characteristics make Moving Magnet cartridges a versatile choice that can be easily integrated into various audio setups. This compatibility ensures that Moving Magnet cartridges can be used with a wide range of equipment, providing flexibility and convenience for audio enthusiasts.

  • 2M Series

    Get closer to music and feel the authenticity of our 2M series. The best moving magnet range in the world.

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  • Concorde MkII Series

    A great choice for any Music Lover or DJ looking for tailored applications and great performance.

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  • OM Series

    The lowest-mass range of moving magnet cartridges offered by Ortofon.

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