introducing the

MC1 Turbo

by Ortofon






“The MC-1 Turbo is an excellent entry into the world of high output Moving Coil (MC) cartridges, with an elliptical stylus profile. It has a 3.3mV output, which makes it perfect for use with inbuilt phono preamps – specifically ones designed for Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges.

The MC-1 Turbo provides a taste of the linearity and precision of moving coils, but without the need for additional high gain preamps or transformers.”


  • Output voltage at 1,000Hz, 5cm/sec.: 3.3mV
  • Channel balance at 1kHz: <2dB
  • Channel separation at 1kHz: >22dB
  • Channel separation at 15kHz: >15dB
  • Frequency range at -3dB: 20-25,000Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz +4/-1dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *): >65 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 13 µm/mN
  • Stylus type: Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 µm
  • Equivalent stylus tip mass: 0.75 mg
  • Tracking force range: 1.8-2.2g (18-22 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 2g (20 mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 100 ohm
  • Recommended load impedance: 47k ohm / < 500pF
  • Cartridge body material: Noryl
  • Cartridge colour: Black
  • Cartridge weight: 4.1g