Ortofon Xpression Cartridge

Ortofon

Ortofon Xpression Cartridge

Price
£4,000.00
Bridges the gap between the SPU and High-End MC cartridges.

The state of the art product, the Ortofon Xpression represents a combination of three elements very characteristic for Ortofon:

  • The cutting edge SLM materials technology pioneered by the MC A90 and SPU 90th Anniversary
  • Modification of the generator system introduced with the MC A90 and the MC Windfeld
  • Ortofon design tradition 

Utilising these three elements we created a new product in order to support our customers of the SPU cartridges and Ortofon tonearms.

The Xpression cartridge bridges the gap between the SPU-type cartridges and High-End cartridges like the MC A90 and the MC Windfeld designed for headshell mounting. The result is a high-performance moving coil cartridge with the convenience of a standard headshell connector, which provides a simple and elegant method of directly connecting the generator and tonearm via the Xpression’s one-piece body.

Since the cartridge length is identical to that of an SPU, the Xpression can easily be fitted onto tonearms without additional concern for proper alignment

  • The cartridge height is likewise identical to the SPU height, which makes further VTA adjustments unnecessary.
  • The length of the cartridge ensures proper match with the SME-mount type tonearms, e.g. SME, Grace, Fidelity Research, SAEC and Micro Seiki brands. Additionally, the mass and compliance properties of the Xpression ensure that a proper match will be achieved with any SPU-compatible arm.
  • The Xpression can ideally be combined with the TA-110 and TA-210 tonearms. The combination of Xpression, TA-110/TA-210 and ST-80 SE MC transformer gives a supreme experience!
Specifications
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 0.3mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: < 0.2dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: > 28dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: > 22dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 10Hz - 60kHz
20Hz - 20kHz FIM Distortion: +0.5 / -1.5dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 90μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 11μm / mN
Stylus Type: Nude Ortofon Replicant 100
Special Polished Version
Cantilever: Boron
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 5 / 100μm
Tracking Force Range: 2.3 - 2.8g (23 - 28mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.6g (26mN)
Tracking Angle: 23º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
Recommended Load Impedance: > 10Ω
Cartridge Body Material: SLM Stainless Steel And
Special Proprietary TPE Compound
Cartridge Colour: Black / Black
Cartridge Weight: 13.0g

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