New Ortofon MC Diamond Cartridge

Ortofon writes: "The MC Diamond delivers recorded music like you’ve never heard it before - our greatest phono cartridge ever. The MC Diamond delivers the state-of-the-art technology, unmatched performance, and unparalleled accuracy you expect from our greatest phonograph cartridge ever made. But it also provides an entirely new level of experience for audiophiles." 

In the words of Leif Johannsen, Ortofon’s Chief Officer of Acoustics and Research, “this is recorded music like you’ve never heard it before – the most authentic vinyl experience in the world”

Featuring a titanium body, optimized magnet system, diamond cantilever and stylus, and a new rubber suspension, the MC Diamond is not just another high-end product upgrade, it is the highest-quality, best performing phonograph cartridge we have ever made.

The MC Diamond from Ortofon:
  • The most accurate sound in the world.
  • The most authentic experience in music.

Our Quest for Accuracy and Authenticity

For more than a century, Ortofon has been on a quest for accuracy in sound and authenticity of experience.
Driven by our core passions for engineering, innovation, and craftsmanship, everything we do is rooted in a desire to create the world’s best phonograph cartridges, so that you can do more than just listen to the music you love. At ortofon, we want you to feel the music. 

Every instrument.
Every voice.
Every note.

All of it. 

Leif Johannsen
Ortofon’s Chief Officer, Acoustics and Research

Cartridge Body

The cartridge body of the MC Diamond is made of titanium using our custom Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technique. This technique allows for precise control of the density of the body, which provides extremely high internal damping, and results in a significant reduction in vibrations and enhanced sound quality.

Magnet System

The MC Diamond’s magnet system combines choice materials, optimized geometry, and unrivaled consistency that deliver unmatched performance. Together with the non-magnetic armature, the result is vivid, highly-accurate audio reproductions defined by nearly boundless dimensionality.

Diamond Cantilever

The MC Diamond uses a solid Diamond Cantilever that, in combination with Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond, offers extreme transparency, speed, and responsiveness beyond any other combination.


The MC Diamond features the Ortofon Replicant 100, a line contact diamond stylus.The Replicant 100 distinguishes itself by having a long and narrow contact surface which closely replicates the original factory cut and provides tracing accuracy unparalleled by any other phonograph cartridge in existence.


  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  0.2 mV
  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  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
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  80 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  11 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
  • Tracking force, recommended  -  2.6 g
  • Tracking angle  -  23°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  6 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance  -  > 10 Ohm
  • Cartridge body material - SLM Titanium
  • Cartridge colour - Silver/Black
  • Cartridge weight - 17.5 g