Ortofon MC-3 Turbo phono cartridge

Ortofon MC-3 Turbo phono cartridge

MC High Output with 3.3 mV at 1kHz, 5 cm.sec
Phono MM connection, no transformer or head amp needed
Diamond tip r/R radii: 8/40 µm (.0003 × .0016 inch)
Tracking force: 1.8 - 2.2g
Frequency range: 20-30,000 Hz


Ortofon MC-3 Turbo phono cartridge

Code: ORMC0003
Retail: $450.00

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Product Info

- Moving coil high-output catridge with 3.3 mV output

A number of audiophiles consider moving coil (MC) phono cartridges as the best way to appreciate the illuminating sound quality of records and LPs. Ortofon has a distinguished reputation for manufacturing some of the finest MC cartridges.

The MC 3 Turbo offers a rendition of MC sound quality in a high output phono cartridge hence the nomenclature "Turbo". It produces a 3.3 mV output and has a recommended load impedance of 47K like a standard moving magnet (MM) cartridge hence it can be directly connected to a MM phono preamp.

Musically, the MC 3 Turbo offers superbly detailed sound with solid bass. Its Nude Fine Line stylus tracks very well and performs a cut above those using an elliptical stylus. You can listen and relish music for hours and hours.

For a short review of the Ortofon MC-3, see:


Ortofon MC-3 Turbo Specifications
Output voltage @ 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.: 3.3 mV
Channel balance @ 1 kHz: < 1.5 dB
Channel separation @ 1 kHz/15 kHz: > 24 dB / >15 dB
Frequency range @ - 3dB: 20-30,000 Hz
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz + 4 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability @ 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) > 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 13 µm/mN
Stylus type: Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius r/R: 8/40 µ:m
Equivalent stylus tip mass: 0.75 mg
Tracking force range: 1,8-2,2 g (18-22 mN)
Tracking force, recommended: 2 g (20 mN)
Tracking angle: 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance: 100 Ohm
Recommended load impedance: 47 kOhm / < 500 pF
Cartridge body material: Noryl
Cartridge color: Black
Cartridge weight: 4.1 g

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