Ortofon Dance Series
Superior sound of Ortofon Moving Coil cartridges
Many have asked the question: why is the sound of a moving coil cartridge so superior to that of a traditional magnetic? The answer in one word is linearity.
The patented Ortofon low-impedance, low-output design is inherently linear over the entire audible range. This coupled with unequalled tracking ability and unique diamond profiles combines to deliver a sound previously deemed unattainable.
The MC Tango, MC Samba and MC Salsa are a direct result of our endeavours
The MC Tango has an elliptical diamond which is cut and polished to Ortofon’s standards, and the output is 0.5 mV. The MC Tango is our MC entry level cartridge with a very high cost/performance ratio.
The MC Samba and MC Salsa have a tiny, nude Elliptical or Fine Line diamond, mounted on a very light and rigid cantilever. This results in a low equivalent stylus tip mass and cantilever compliance on 14 and 15 µm/mN, which means that the MC Samba and MC Salsa give excellent results with virtually any tone arm.
The armature has been designed as a tiny lightweight cross, and the coils are mounted at exactly 90 degree to each other (just like the walls of the record groove), which improves the channel separation. The magnet and improved damping system has allowed its natural pivotal point to be placed immediately behind the armature, this is giving an extremely precise moving system. Besides, we have increased the output voltage of the Samba to 0.3 mV and the MC Salsa to 0.38 mV.
The name and design are bound together
The MC Tango is presented in a blue transparent house, the MC Samba is in a yellow transparent house and the MC Salsa is in an orange transparent house.