Ortofon Concorde MK2 Elite Cartridge & Styli
Nude Elliptical diamond
Rigid Aluminum cantilever
High performance rubber suspension
The Concorde ELITE is a top-tier Moving Magnet cartridge that builds upon the legacy of the Ortofon Concorde MkII Series. With extensive component upgrades, the ELITE offers an unprecedented level of sound quality not typically found in DJ-oriented cartridges.
Crafted with passion, advanced technology, and meticulous attention to detail, each feature of the Concorde ELITE delivers an immersive experience with your beloved music.
The Concorde ELITE showcases a specially molded stylus body with real gold plating, adding a touch of luxury to the renowned Concorde design. Within the gold casing resides a Nude Elliptical diamond mounted on a rigid aluminum cantilever. This Nude Elliptical diamond stylus, typically employed in HiFi cartridges, produces an incredibly powerful and detailed sound that provides a remarkable sense of live performance. The use of a Nude Elliptical diamond reduces moving mass, guaranteeing improved and detailed sound quality. The slim profile of the Nude Elliptical diamond enables precise tracking of groove oscillations, extracting intricate details and faithfully reproducing even the highest frequency information.
Note: The Nude Elliptical stylus is intended for listening purposes and is not suitable for heavy back-cueing and scratching.
Elite x 2: The Cantilever and Coil System
The cantilever plays a crucial role in striking the perfect balance between lightweight design and high strength, requiring ingenious engineering and material selection.
The Concorde ELITE incorporates a Rigid 750 µm Aluminum-Magnesium cantilever, exclusively developed for this cartridge. It ensures stable and accurate tracing performance, allowing the stylus to effectively pick up groove vibrations and establish an optimal interface between the stylus and armature.
Within the armature, you'll find a specially designed Coil System that translates the diamond's movements into an optimized output. This unique Coil System empowers the ELITE to deliver a powerful, full-bodied sound of exceptional quality and high output.
To achieve superior tracking performance, a new Rubber Suspension has been meticulously developed. The rubber compound formula used in the Concorde ELITE is unique, tailored specifically to attain extraordinary cartridge performance. This innovative suspension enhances the richness and fullness of the sound, presenting music in a lifelike manner while carefully managing excessive brightness.
In terms of musicality, the Concorde ELITE surpasses the scale set by the Concorde Series, providing an unparalleled listening experience.
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 8,5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - 1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - 15 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB - 20 – 20,000 Hz
Tracking ability at 315Hz - 100 m
Compliance, dynamic lateral - 13 m/mN
Stylus type - Nude Elliptical
Stylus tip radius - r/R 8/18 m
Tracking force range 2.0-4.0 g
Tracking force recommended - 3.0 g
Tracking angle - 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 1.2 kOhm
Internal inductance - 800 mH
Recommended load resistance - 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance - 150-400 pF
Cartridge weight excluding screws - 18.5 g
Cartridge colour (body/stylus) - Black / Gold