MC Diamond

Simply the most authentic vinyl experience in the world

Simply the most authentic vinyl experience in the world

MC Diamond

The MC Diamond delivers the state-of-the-art technology, unmatched performance, and unparalleled accuracy you expect from our greatest phonograph cartridge ever made.

The MC Diamond provides an entirely new level of experience for audiophiles.


Nothing added. Nothing taken away.

Accuracy level

Featuring a titanium body, optimized magnet system, diamond cantilever, and a new rubber suspension, the MC Diamond provides an entirely new level of experience for audiophiles.

“This is recorded music like you’ve never heard it before. The most authentic vinyl experience in the world,” - Leif Johannsen, Ortofon’s Chief Officer of Acoustics and Research.

Ortofon Replicant 100


The MC Diamond makes use of the Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond. This Line Contact type stylus distinguishes itself by having a narrow and long contact surface, which is as close as possible to the original cutting stylus. This ensures the most accurate reproduction, lowest distortion, and extended frequency range.

Precision control


Re-engineered to perfection

Rubber suspension

For the new MC Diamond cartridge, the Ortofon Wide Range Damping System (WRD) has been re-engineered to include an enhanced rubber suspension, specially developed in-house to ensure exceptional tracking, and virtually eliminates distortions and resonance. This feature allows for optimal interaction between compliance and damping, improved stability and playback, and unparalleled sound quality. Created using a new rubber compound that utilizes Multi Wall Carbon Nanotube technology (MWCNT), this new rubber suspension provides improved damping and enhances the overall performance of the MC Diamond Cartridge.

Unequalled transparency


The MC Diamond uses a solid Diamond Cantilever that, in combination with the Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond, offers extreme transparency, speed, and responsiveness beyond any other combination. A solid Diamond cantilever provides the best possible interface between the stylus and armature, owing to its hardness and crystal structure. The improvements found in the use of a Diamond cantilever have redefined the boundaries of analog reproduction, presenting greater inner detail, subtlety, and depth like never before.

Boundless dimensionality

/Magnet system
and cartridge body

The MC Diamond’s magnet system combines choice materials, optimized geometry, and unrivaled consistency that deliver unmatched performance. Together with the non-magnetic armature, the result is vivid, highly-accurate audio reproductions defined by nearly boundless dimensionality.

A dream prepared for never-before-heard details, a huge space, powerful timbres, gripping rhythmic accents, a well-defined, melodic bass, and, above all, a homogeneity in which the aforementioned individual aspects are to be discovered. A dream for experienced analog connoisseurs!

Dirk Sommer

HiFi Statement January 2023

The best in vinyl cosmos

Ortofon have been refining the tech behind their finest moving coil cartirdge for more than a few years now, and the results fully warrent the effort involved. It's hard to say what the nano tube suspension has added to the mix but this is a superb cartirdge that extracts more detail from the groove than most. It's high mass and low output require careful partnering for maximum thrill power, but even in less than perfect systems, results are in another league. Give it the right turntable and amplification, and I'll warrant that it's up there with the very best in vinyl cosmos.

Jason Kennedy

HiFi+ Marts 2023

"I don't think I've heard another pick-up so effortlessly gifted across the board"

... I don't think I've heard another pick-up so effortlessly gifted across the board.
... if you really want to hear what's in your precious vinyl grooves, you should make sure you audition the MC Diamond. ... the MC Diamond has the gift of generating a wide but incredibly focused soundstage that sets up a huge 3D sonic picture. To call this performance 'immersive' would be something of an understatement. ... And the bass? Oh my goodness, the bass. The sheer power and weight that this pick-up offers up had me grinning from ear to ear.

... the MC Diamond lays just about the best sonic foundation I have encountered. ... With the MC Diamond, Ortofon has advanced the cartridge game once more. ... this Diamond is definitely my new best friend.

Adam Smith

HiFi news January 2023


  • Channel balance at 1 kHz
     0.5 dB
  • Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec
    0.2 mV
  • Channel seperation at 1 kHz
    25 dB
  • Channel seperation at 15 kHz
    20 dB
  • Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    +/- 2 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
    80 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral
    11 µm/mN
  • Stylus type
    Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Diamond Cantilever
  • Stylus tip radius
    r/R 5/100 µm
  • Tracking force range
    2.5-2.8 g (25-28 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended
    2.6 g (26 mN)
  • Tracking angle
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance
    6 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance
    > 10 Ohm
  • Coil wire material
    Ultra pure oxygen free copper
  • Cartridge body material
    SLM Titanium
  • Cartridge colour
  • Cartridge weight
    17.5 g

Incredible sound

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