Ortofon has designed and manufactured magnetic cartridges since 1969.
In providing an economic alternative to the renowned Ortofon moving coil cartridges, the magnetic models have established a firm position for themselves among music lovers and audiophiles all over the world.
Sophisticated styli, light and rigid cantilevers, and advanced magnetic circuitry have produced a level of quality which is state-of-the-art within the magnetic category.
Ortofon 2M Series is a combination of form and functionality. 2M Series is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound.
Nothing demonstrates Ortofon's long-standing resilience more than its commitment to the refinement of analogue sound quality and its continued development of new cartridge's models. Since 1948 Ortofon has introduced about 300 different MC models, with our latest being the Quintet Series.
Contrary to other types of phono catridges, the moving coil principle is not suited for mass production. Each of the four coils contains between 11 and 24 turns of wire, depending on model, and has to be wound by hand under a microscope. The high degree of craftsmanship involved is one of the "secrets" behind Ortofon's reputation.
We preserve our heritage by continuously investing in technology and product development. One of the new technologies that is specifically product related is the SLM technique applied to the SPU 90th, MC A90, Xpression, MC Anna and the SPU A95 cartridges.