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Ortofon MC Verismo Moving Coil Cartridge

Ortofon MC Verismo Moving Coil Cartridge

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Introducing the Ortofon MC Verismo 

Ortofon Exclusives Series of highest performing Moving Coil cartridges has now been expanded to include a new premier model – the MC Verismo.

The MC Verismo has been developed based on our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, different shapes and materials characteristics, as well as competences in magnetism, mechanical design and technologies.

The MC Verismo will undoubtedly provide sound which simply has to be experienced.

Accuracy level

The name Verismo is derived from the Italian “vero”, meaning “true”, and is Italian for "realism".

Versimo was a post-Romantic operatic genre that had its origins in an Italian literary movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Verismo's operatic tradition is associated with Italian composers such as Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Umberto Giordano, Francesco Cilea, and Giacomo Puccini, who sought to portray the world with greater realism.

At Ortofon, their ethos is to continually raise the bar for true, faithful, and accurate reproduction of the recorded sound. It is to provide the ultimate musical experience through a mixture of innovation and technical expertise, creating unique value for all listeners by allowing them to reveal music’s true inner emotions.


One of the preconditions for linear reproduction with a wide frequency range and optimal tracking performance is a diamond - the shape of which is as close as possible to the original cutting stylus.

As in all Exclusives series cartridges, the MC Verismo makes use of the Ortofon's Replicant 100 diamond. This Line Contact type stylus distinguishes itself by having a narrow and long contact surface, which is as close as possible to the original cutting stylus.

This ensures the most accurate reproduction, lowest distortion, and extended frequency range.

Cartridge body

The housing of the Verismo cartridge is made in Titanium with the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technique pioneered by Ortofon. This technique allows for precise control of the density of the body material, allowing for extremely high internal damping.


In the MC Verismo, the cartridge’s contact with the tonearm takes place through three well-defined contact points placed on the top side of the cartridge. This means that the mechanical integration of the cartridge and the tonearm arm is always absolutely perfect and will result in a significant and breathtaking increase in dynamics, resolution, and richness in detail.

With optimised weight and moderate compliance to suit the majority of modern tonearms, the MC Verismo is easily compatible with an endless array of contemporary high-end turntable equipment.


The addition of a solid Diamond cantilever provides the best possible interface between the stylus and armature, owing to its hardness and crystal structure. The improvements found in the use of a Diamond cantilever have redefined the boundaries of analog reproduction, presenting greater inner detail, subtlety, and depth like never before.

Magnet system

The magnet system is based on an extremely strong, compact neodymium magnet, which makes the generator system both compact and lighter through its minimal dimensions.

Much like its predecessors, the MC A95 and the MC Windfeld Ti, the MC Verismo employs the special designed armature comprised of a metal alloy which is less magnetic than normal iron. This provides noteworthy benefit to the dynamic capabilities of the cartridge.

NB: Head-Shell shown for illustration purposes only and not included with cartridge

Technical Specifications

  • Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec. 0.2 mV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz 0.5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz 25 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz 20 dB
  • Frequency response 20 Hz-20 kHz +2 dB/- 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force 80 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral 13 µm/mN
  • Stylus type Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Diamond Cantilever
  • Stylus tip radius r/R 5/100 µm
  • Tracking force range 2.5-2.8 g (25-28 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended 2.6 g (26 mN)
  • Tracking angle 23°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance 7 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance 10 Ohm
  • Coil wire material Aucurum, gold-plated, 6NX oxygen free copper
  • Cartridge body material SLM Titanium
  • Cartridge colour Silver
  • Cartridge weight 9.5 g

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