Ortofon MC A95 Cartridge

  • Ortofon MC A95 Cartridge - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California
  • Ortofon MC A95 Cartridge - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California


Ortofon MC A95 Cartridge

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Improving on perfection

The Ortofon MC A95, a world class moving coil cartridge is launched to commemorate the 95th anniversary of Ortofon’s technical leadership in the audio industry.

With the MC A95, the bar is raised for its predecessor, the MC A90. The MC A95 not only celebrates the past 95 years of Ortofon, first and foremost it also makes history by significantly raising the standards by which sound reproduction is measured, making it a celebration of sound itself.  

The Ortofon MC A95 has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge. Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, characteristics in different shapes and materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of the MC A95.

Those who choose to adopt the MC A95 will experience the lifelike, open sound, with exceedingly clear midrange for a presentation that is unparalleled. The MC A95 remains extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details, with its delicate, but also analytical nature.

Lovers of music will take note of a truly organic and encapsulating experience which transcends the boundaries of recording and undeniably blurs the distinction between what is live and what is recorded.

The new Ortofon MC A95 will undoubtedly provide sound which is literally unsurpassed and simply has to be experienced. 

Of course, aesthetically, the MC A95 has a distinctive, elegant design which makes no compromises.

The MC A95 is produced in limited series of only 500 individually numbered units.

Flexibility and performance with a range of compatibility

With optimal weight and compliance to suit the vast majority of modern tonearms, the MC A95 is easily compatible with a seemingly endless array of modern contemporary high-end turntable equipment.

Low internal impedance makes the MC A95 less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with Ortofon ST-80 SE transformer, as well as with the widest range of preamps and transformers.

By combining the utilization of the SLM process, our patented WRD system and zero-resonance spikes, we are confident that the perfect mechanical integration of this cartridge with your tonearm will result in a significant and breathtaking increase in dynamics, resolution, and richness in detail.


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The finest diamond in the world

Set-up, maintenance and service

Stylus care

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Review quotes MC A95

Hi-Fi World September 2015
Reviewed by Noel Keywood

Noel Keywood hails Ortofon's new A95 state-of-the-art Moving Coil cartridge as one of the best he has ever heard:

"...Dry, fast, extremely detailed and almost concussive, the A95 is a highly tuned mechanical statement. It is not lush, warm or cuddly, but rather a machine of insight and deep analysis...

...Massively capable, the A95 is a cartridge that makes the LP sound better all-round than I have ever heard it. Almost frightening!"

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The Absolute Sound December 2015
Reviewed by Andre Jennings

Beefed-Up Neutrality

"...Five years of experience designing the most advanced cartridges has allowed Ortofon to combine all the technical advancements and knowledge gained from producing the A90 and MC Anna into what appears to be an ideal mix of the two cartridges...

...With the A90, the sound is well controlled but somewhat overdamped in the bass with a bit less decay on the electronically processed instruments and voice. With the A95 playing the same track, the bass drum feels like the stick is twice as large (if not more that that) resulting in a much more substantially authoritative note that decays longer. Speaking of decay, every instrument’s engineering is now reproduced in such a way that it is heard clearly—even the cymbals’ processed decay, hidden from the A90, is now audible...

...the A95 has shown itself to be one of Ortofon’s best efforts...

...the A95 seems to stay in the neutral lane with the perceived addition of greater weight and dynamic expressiveness when compared with the A90..."