Ortofon Concorde Music Black Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Concorde Music Black, by Ortofon.

Experience transparent and articulate sound quality with the Concorde Music Black. The Concorde Music Black features a Nude Shibata stylus on Aluminium cantilever, offering an upgrade from the Concorde Music Bronze and can be upgraded with the Stylus Concorde Music Black LVB 250.

The shape of the Shibata distinguish itself by having a narrow and long contact surface. The Shibata is very close to the original cutting stylus which ensures the most accurate reproduction, low distortion and extended frequency range.

A crucially important and vital part of a phono cartridge overall performance is the stylus rubber suspension. Exclusive Ortofon rubber compounds are used for the stylus suspensions in the Concorde Music Black, carefully produced inhouse, and developed by the research and engineering team at Ortofon for brilliant performance.

The Concorde Music Black can be interchanged with all Concorde Music styli, enabling an upgrade path throughout the entire series up to the Concorde Music Black LVB 250.

Upgrading the stylus is a simple task; simply pull the stylus off and replace it with the new one. Remember to keep the stylus guard on when installing the new stylus to keep the needle safe.

Concorde Music Series

Developed by music lovers, for music lovers, the Concorde Music cartridges blend premium performance with an iconic design. Concorde Music, not just a cartridge, but a dedication to the profound impact music has on our lives, turning every listening session into a captivating journey.

Installing a Concorde Music cartridge on a turntable is easy and straightforward, no tools required making it hassle free and convenient. Installing the Concorde Music cartridge on your turntable is easy and straightforward; no tools are required, making it hassle-free and convenient for all users. This is thanks to the bayonet / SME connector, which makes it compatible with all S-shaped tonearms.

The Concorde Music features Ortofon's quad-coil generating system with split pole pins. Silver-plated oxygen-free copper is chosen for the quad-coil system, along with four Ortofon split pole pins.

This results in exceptional channel balance and separation, delivering precise and dynamic sound. With a 6 mV output, it offers lifelike sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity, capturing every detail.


  • Designed to be as true to the groove as possible.
  • Concorde cartridge for direct-mounting into SME-style tonearms.
  • Nude Shibata diamond stylus.
  • Compatible with all other Concorde Music styli.


  • Channel Balance at 1 kHz: 1 dB
  • Output Voltage at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec: 6 mV
  • Channel Separation at 1 kHz: 26 dB
  • Channel Separation at 15 kHz: 17 dB
  • Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz: +2 / 0 dB
  • Tracking Ability at 315 Hz at Recommended Tracking Force: 80 µm
  • Compliance (Dynamic / Lateral): 15 µm/mN
  • Stylus Type: Shibata Diamond on Aluminium cantilever
  • Stylus Tip Radius: r/R 6/50 µm
  • Tracking Force (Recommended): 1.8 g
  • Tracking Angle: 20 degrees
  • Internal Impedance, DC Resistance: 1.27 kΩ
  • Cartridge Colour: Black / Black
  • Cartridge Weight: 18 g
  • Load Resistance (Recommended): 47 kΩ
  • Internal Inductance: 815 mH
  • Load Capacitance (Recommended): 150-300 pF


  • Cartridge + Stylus, OR Stylus Only (depending on component choice).

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