Building upon 97 years of design excellence, Ortofon has been and continues to be an industry standard for hifi phonograph enthusiasts and DJ's all over the world. The Danish company, which began in 1918, has been recognized as a mechanic powerhouse and industry innovator for their cartridges and needles. Massdrop is proud to offer their DJ cartridges; the Pro S, S-120, Q.bert and flagship Nightclub MKII for the first time.
Note: At checkout you will have the option of selecting either a single or twin cartridge of any of the four versions offered. Upgrading to the Concorde S-120 Serato, Q.bert and Nightclub MKII, will come at an additional cost.
Each cartridge is unique and designed for a different venue and user. The Ortofon line of DJ products is as diverse as the community they serve. From the Pro S, an entry level cartridge, to the Nightclub MKII, which is built with the trance and the dance club DJ in mind, to the Q.bert, a needle designed for the scratch wizard by the master himself—there are no limits to the possibilities with Ortofon cartridges.
Are you a new DJ? This entry-level cartridge is perfect for newcomers on the DJ scene who want to start off with decent, but not too expensive equipment. The Pro S has a spherical diamond stylus, which minimizes scratching, and a solid cantilever that can survive hectic activity at the turntable. No matter what the application, the Pro S provides remarkable versatility for virtually any setting. With this cartridge, there's no need to worry about sound quality.
The S-120 represents a completely new way of constructing and designing cartridges. Its breakthrough patent-pending technology has been designed to provide maximum freedom for DJ performances. An innovative technology, called asymmetric suspension, takes the cartridge performance to the next level. Its superior tracking force ensures the S-120 stays in the groove—even under extreme live performance conditions. In addition, its design achieves an unprecedentedly low level of record wear, which helps protect your valuable vinyl. On top of this, the S-120 is capable of providing a level of sound quality never thought possible from a modern DJ cartridge. The S-120 weighs an additional 2 grams.
Co-developed by one of the most legendary DJs of all time, the Ortofon Q.Bert provides unsurpassed handling, high output voltage, and low wear characteristics that literally put it in a class of its own. Turntablists and mix DJs alike will appreciate the strong output of this cartridge that's coupled with unrivaled tracking ability and sonic characteristics. The Q.Bert features a more subdued high end, which helps to minimize surface noise from worn vinyl, and an accentuated mid-range to help bring scratching to the front of the sound stage. The Q-Bert has a supreme ability to trace the grooves of your records and it is tailored specifically for scratch. Due to its enomous output, it is perfect for scratch of all music with deep bass frequences.
Following in the footsteps of the legendary Nightclub series, the re-engineered Nightclub MkII boasts numerous sonic improvements in both club and studio settings. With a new cartridge body, the Nightclub MkII offers increased output voltage for powerful, energetic sound and enhanced performance from integrated phono preamps such as the ones found in DJ mixers. Club DJ and studio workers believe the Nightclub MkII to be an absolute high-end cartridge. It is indeed a no-nonsence performer with fascinating musical resources. Its output is superb with a frequency response rating high enough to compete with any audiophile cartridge. The special elliptical stylus guarantees sound with insignificant scratching.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Sep 18, 2015 PT.
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