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Ortofon A95 Limited Edition MC Cartridge

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SKU: OR-A95

Improving on Perfection

The Ortofon MC A95, a world class moving coil cartridge is launched to commemorate the 95th anniversary of Ortofon’s technical leadership in the audio industry. With the MC A95, the bar is raised for its predecessor, the MC A90. The MC A95 not only celebrates the past 95 years of Ortofon, first and foremost it also makes history by significantly raising the standards by which sound reproduction is measured, making it a celebration of sound itself. The Ortofon MC A95 has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge. Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, characteristics in different shapes and materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of the MC A95. Those who choose to adopt the MC A95 will experience the lifelike, open sound, with exceedingly clear midrange for a presentation that is unparalleled. The MC A95 remains extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details, with its delicate, but also analytical nature. Lovers of music will take note of a truly organic and encapsulating experience which transcends the boundaries of recording and undeniably blurs the distinction between what is live and what is recorded.

Flexibility and Performance with a Range of Compatibility

With optimal weight and compliance to suit the vast majority of modern tonearms, the MC A95 is easily compatible with a seemingly endless array of modern contemporary high-end turntable equipment. Low internal impedance makes the MC A95 less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with Ortofon ST-80 SE transformer, as well as with the widest range of preamps and transformers. By combining the utilization of the SLM process, our patented WRD system and zero-resonance spikes, we are confident that the perfect mechanical integration of this cartridge with your tonearm will result in a significant and breathtaking increase in dynamics, resolution, and richness in detail. _____ With a titanium cartridge body literally built from the ground up using the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) manufacturing process, the MC A95 replaces the discontinued MC A90 in the Ortofon line up and improves performance in every area... The MC A95 achieves this impressive feat by building on the past few years of Ortofon's in-house technical advances in cartridge design and combining what this writer feels are the complementary attributes of MC A90 and Anna into a must-hear creation... This Ortofon is the most complete all-around cartridge to date in the current lineup." — TAS 2016 Golden Ear Award With a super rigid, laser-welded titanium body, boron cantilever and finely honed diamond stylus of Replicant geometry, Ortofon’s new flagship Moving Coil cartridge is a feat of micro-miniature engineering. ...The A95 is a highly-tuned mechanical statement. It is not lush, warm or cuddly, but rather a machine of insight and deep analysis." — Hifi World Best Cartridge of 2015
Technical:
  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 0,2 mV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz - < 0,5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz - > 25 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz - > 22 dB
  • Frequency range at - 3dB - 10 Hz - 50 kHz
  • Frequency response - 20 Hz-20.000 Hz +2 dB/- 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force - 90 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 13 µm/mN
  • Stylus type - Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Boron Cantilever
  • Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100 µm
  • Tracking force range - 2,0-2,5 g (20-25 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended - 2,3 g (23 mN)
  • Tracking angle - 23°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance - 7 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance - > 10 Ohm
  • Coil wire material - Aucurum
  • Cartridge body material - SLM Titanium
  • Cartridge colour - Silver
  • Cartridge weight - 6 gram
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