Ortofon OM ARKIV Single Cartridge  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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A great step-up replacement for budget cartridges.

To many audiophiles, vinyl records have a sound quality that is far greater than CDs and MP3s. Growing demand for the ability to transcribe vinyl to digital formats prompted Ortofon, a part of the turntable industry since 1918, to create the Arkiv cartridge. This DJ cartridge is specially designed to provide optimized sound quality specifically for recording purposes, especially on USB turntables which tend to have budget cartridges. One notable difference that sets the Ortofon Arkiv cartridge apart from a budget needle is the shape of the diamond which sits in the groove. The Arkiv uses an elliptical stylus, which is carefully cut to obtain a shape that is able to make better contact with the groove walls, therefore dramatically extracting more fine details from the vinyl recording. It boasts clear and accurate sound reproduction and remarkable stereo imaging, making it perfectly suited for sampling, transcription, and numerous other professional applications.

  • Elliptical stylus
  • Clear, accurate reproduction

Step up to professional sound quality with the OM Arkiv cartridge. Order now.


OM ARKIV Single Cartridge Specifications:

  • Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.: 6mV
    Channel balance at 1kHz: 2dB
    Channel separation at 1kHz: 23dB
    Channel separation at 15kHz: 15dB
    Frequency range at - 3dB: 20-22.000Hz
    Frequency response: 20-20.000Hz ± 2dB
    Tracking ability at 315Hz at, recommended tracking force: 80 m
    Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 9 m/mN
    Stylus type: Special elliptical
    Stylus tip radius: r/R 13/25 m
    Tracking force range: 2,0-4,0 g (20-40 mN)
    Tracking force, recommended: 3,0 g (30 mN)
    Tracking angle: 20
    Internal impedance, DC resistance: 750ohm
    Internal inductance: 450mH
    Recommended load resistance: 47kOhm
    Recommended load capacitance: 200-600 pF
    Cartridge colour, body/stylus: White/White
    Cartridge weight: 5g
    Replacement stylus unit: Arkiv
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