ORTOFON CONCORDE CENTURY LIMITED EDITION
ORTOFON ICONIC CARTRIDGE
Having celebrated many of previous anniversaries by launching innovative products, naturally, the centennial 2018 year called for some grand designs and the relaunch of the cartridge that is emblematic of Ortofon’s pioneering approach to design – the Concorde. With a tip of the hat to the Concorde’s origins, Ortofon released in a limited edition of 1.000 a Hi-Fi Concorde version the CONCORDE CENTURY.
The CONCORDE CENTURY uses a silver-plated copper wire and a Nude Fine Line diamond stylus, which slim profile will track even the highest frequency information. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear. The CONCORDE CENTURY has a full, relaxed and homogenous sound with space, depth and detail – a very good choice for any kind of music.
The CONCORDE CENTURY is for direct and easy mounting and replacement on S-shaped tonearms with universal/SME connector.
REVIEW QUOTE CONCORDE CENTURY
Stereoplay April 2019
Reviewed by Roland Kraft
"... a top-notch Moving Magnet offering a formidable sound image across the complete sonic bandwidth, but still very subtle, precise and with lots of details which makes this easy to use...
... a true best buy phono cartridge, which more than deserves to be plugged on a high-end tonearm with bayonet fitting...
...Generally a punchy, full-bodied sound incl. substance and richness, but also balanced and not too analytical..."
CONCORDE CENTURY EXCLUSIVE PACKAGING
Concorde Century is delivered in an exclusive solid box featuring Ortofon Anniversary logo printed on a lid.
The box is made in Medium Density fiberboard, with high-gloss lacquer, inside covered with black velvet. The exclusive surface was chosen in order to achieve a hard, resistant and beautiful white matte finish.
Concorde Century Userguide (click on it) and a Maintenance set in a tailored purse included the package.
THE CONCORDE CENTURY TECHNICAL DATA
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 5.5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - 1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - 26 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB - 20-29.000 Hz
Frequency response - 20-20.000 + 2 / - 0 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force - 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 16 µm/mN
Stylus type - Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius - r/R 8/40 µm
Tracking force range - 1.6-2.0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 1.8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle - 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 1,2 kOhm
Internal inductance - 630 mH
Recommended load resistance - 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance - 150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus - Chrome
Cartridge weight - 18.5 g