Ortofon and Serato announce high performance cartridge

Ortofon introduce the new “Ortofon-Serato S-120 DJ Cartridge” with a patent pending design that will virtually “hug the grooves” of a record using a unique suspension system that the two companies have co- designed.

Serato are continuously researching how to give DJs the most accurate vinyl control of Serato Scratch Live. Vinyl tracking was a logical area for Serato to focus on as every DJ has had a needle pop out of the groove at some stage of their performance.

Working with Ortofon engineers in Denmark we were able to dramatically improve the stability thus improving the overall tracking performance. This was achieved by co-engineering a entirely new suspension system”, reports Steve West, CEO and co-founder of Serato Audio Research. “The S-120’s output is perfectly optimised for Serato Scratch Live DJ software, it also sounds great when playing and archiving records.

We are very proud to put the Serato name on this first product we have created in partnership with Ortofon. All vinyl DJs will benefit from the extreme tracking ability delivered by a revolutionary new cantilever suspension.With 4.0 gms of vertical tracking force, the Ortofon-Serato S-120 achieves an amazing tracking ability of 120m compared to the conventional at 315Hz. That is a 50% improvement on standard DJ cartridge performance.

Christen H. Nielsen, Ortofon CEO said: “We are very satisfied to see here another result of Ortofon investments in new technology. Our core competences in fine mechanics, materials, acoustics all come together in the Ortofon-Serato S-120 DJ cartridge. Working with another vinyl dedicated technology company was of immense benefit.

The product is available in Concorde and OM versions.

Ortofon | Serato S-120 Concorde, a heavy 20gm standard Concorde mount cartridge and Ortofon | Serato S120 OM host the new S-120 Stylus.

Ortofon | Serato S-120 Concorde is supplied with an extra weight to take advantage of the superior tracking ability of the Ortofon-Serato S-120 Stylus. Ortofon | Serato S120 OM is provided with matching custom head-shell with graphics that allow for easy mounting.

Shipments from the factory in Denmark will commence at the end of January

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