Ortofon MC A95
Considered to be one the best cartridges ever made, the Ortofon MC A95, a world class moving coil cartridge was launched to commemorate the 95th anniversary of Ortofon’s technical leadership in the audio industry. 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.
The new Ortofon MC A95 will undoubtedly provide sound which is literally unsurpassed and simply has to be experienced.
Of course, aesthetically, the MC A95 has a distinctive, elegant design which makes no compromises.
The MC A95 is produced in limited series of only 500 individually numbered units.
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.
Ortofon Replicant 100 – the finest diamond in the world
One of the preconditions for linear reproduction with a wide frequency range and optimal tracking performance is a diamond – the shape of which is as close as possible to the original cutting stylus.
As in the former the MC A90, MC Windfeld, Xpression and MC Anna cartridges, the MC A95 makes use of Ortofon’s Replicant 100 diamond, known for its thin and light profile and extraordinarily large contact surface.
Since the Replicant 100 is closest to the shape of the cutting stylus, it can trace with accuracy unparalleled by any other needle in existence.
Special polishing of the diamond along with the use of a Boron cantilever offer remarkable transparency, speed, and responsiveness beyond that of any other combination.
The Ortofon MC A95 Technical data
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