• Ortofon MC-1 Turbo High Output MC Cartridge
  • Ortofon MC-1 Turbo High Output MC Cartridge
  • Ortofon MC-1 Turbo High Output MC Cartridge

Ortofon MC-1 Turbo High Output MC Cartridge



The MC-1 Turbo is an excellent entry into the world of high output Moving Coil (MC) cartridges, with an elliptical stylus profile.
With the introduction of the first High Output X Series cartridges, Ortofon demonstrated that it is possible to produce MC cartridges with sufficiently high output to eliminate the need for addtitional step-up devices without compromising the construction principles and unique sound quality of moving coil designs.

Ortofon High Output Series cartridges offer you the opportunity to enjoy legendary pure Ortofon Moving Coil sound without the notorious disadvantages of costly extra step-up devices.

The high output voltage of the High Output series cartridges is compatible with the normal MM phono input of any amplifier.

The MC-1 Turbo has a 3.3mV output, which makes it perfect for use with inbuilt phono preamps – specifically ones designed for Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges.

The MC-1 Turbo provides a taste of the linearity and precision of moving coils, but without the need for additional high gain preamps or transformers.




Output Voltage 3.3 mV @ 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec
Channel Balance <2 dB @ 1kHz
Channel Separation >22 dB @ 1kHz
Frequency Range 20-25,000 Hz @ 3dB
Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz + 4 / -1 dB
Tracking Ability >65µm @ 315 Hz
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 13µm/mN
Stylus Type eliptical
Stylus Tip Radius r/R 8/18 µm
Equivalent Stylus Tip Mass 0.75 mg
Tracking Force Range 1.8-2.2g (18-22 mN)
Tracking Force Recommended 2g (20 mN)
Tracking Angle 20*
Internal Impedance, DC Resistance 100 Ohm
Recommended Load Impedance 47 kOhm / <500 pF
Cartridge Body Material Noryl
Cartridge Colour Black
Cartridge Weight 4.1g

Join our mailing list for new products, weekly record orders, special offers and secret sales.