Ortofon MC Verismo - Moving Coil Cartridge

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Exclusive Series

Ships usually within 24 hours - this high end product is ordered upon request.

The MC Verismo is a class-leading, high-end moving coil (MC) cartridge, drawing inspiration and technologies from others in Ortofon’s flagship Exclusive Series. With its advanced diamond cantilever, Replicant 100 diamond stylus and titanium housing, amongst other advanced elements, the MC Verismo can deliver a truly outstanding sonic output. As an Exclusive Series cartridge, it is also hand-made by seasoned artisans in Ortofon’s Danish production facility.

In opera, verismo (Italian for ‘”realism”‘) was a post-Romantic tradition associated with a variety of reputed Italian composers. The MC Verismo aims to portray the same sense of “realism” associated with the genre, and does so thanks to Ortofon’s advanced knowledge of vibrations, and how to control them. Every aspect of the design is aimed to allow for accurate musical reproduction, without any unwanted facets.


  • Ultra-premium cartridge delivers performance only bested by the flagship MC Diamond
  • Overhead mounting cartridge for installing into a headshell
  • Moving Coil cartridge design
  • Luxury SLM Titanium body
  • Flagship nude Ortofon Replicant 100 diamond stylus
  • Diamond cantilever ensures unmatched high-end sound


The MC Verismo is a class-leading, high-end moving coil (MC) cartridge, drawing inspiration and technologies from others in Ortofon’s flagship Exclusive Series. With its advanced diamond cantilever, Replicant 100 diamond stylus and titanium housing, amongst other advanced elements, the MC Verismo can deliver a truly outstanding sonic output. As an Exclusive Series cartridge, it is also hand-made by seasoned artisans in Ortofon’s Danish production facility.


The housing of the MC Verismo is made using Ortofon’s pioneering Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technique. The end result provides absolute freedom from resonance, and unparalleled rigidity, alongside optimised weight and improved dynamic capability, allowing the MC Verismo to be perfectly matched with a wide array of high-end tonearms.


Like others in the Exclusive Series, the MC Verismo makes use of Ortofon’s flagship stylus. The addition of a solid diamond cantilever provides the best possible interface between stylus and armature, owing to its hardness and crystal structure. The improvements found in the use of a Diamond cantilever have redefined the boundaries of analogue reproduction, presenting greater inner detail, subtlety, and depth like never before.


The stylus and cantilever are connected into a premium generator system, featuring a special designed armature comprised of a metal alloy, which is less magnetic than normal iron. This means the armature has almost no influence on the magnetic field during movement. Moreover it allows for extreme precision in each coil turn across all layers. The end result is that the MC Verismo can obtain a higher degree of channel separation, while simultaneously offering lower distortion and better channel balance.


The further use of Ortofon’s Field Stabilising Element (FSE) – placing a small cylinder of conductive material strategically inside the magnet system for absolute stability in the magnetic field – and Wide Range Damping (WRD) system – placing a small, heavy platinum disc between two rubber absorbers with different properties for perfect damping throughout the frequency range – means the MC Verismo is capable of astonishing sound staging. The sound is dynamic, with greater space between musicians in a wide, high and deep sound field; and all delivered with exceptional clarity, free from distortion and unwanted resonances.


Cosmetically, the MC Verismo clearly draws inspiration from previous Ortofon models, such as the MC A95, but still has its own new look. The top of the cartridge body is ridged with three well-defined “contact points”, allowing for optimal coupling to the tonearm. With its optimised weight and moderate compliance, it suits a variety of turntable equipment, while its low internal impedance (7Ω) and low output voltage of 0.2mV make it easy to pair with a wide range of MC phono stages as well as step-up transformers, such as Ortofon’s own ST-80 SE.

Supplied in luxury packaging, and with a newly designed stylus guard, the MC Verismo is the perfect addition to any high-end analogue system, guaranteed to deliver a sound that simply must be experienced.


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