Ortofon MC Anna cartridge
Ortofon’s MC Anna represents the highest echelon of Moving Coil cartridges. Representing a multitude of Ortofon design elements and ideals, this cutting-edge product truly epitomizes the highest possible performance in contemporary analog playback technology.
The story behind the MC Anna cartridge
Historically, Ortofon has a tradition of respecting people who have been highly influential in high quality sound culture and music culture and history in general. In honor of these outstanding individuals, Ortofon has released numerous products over the years, including the historic MC Rohmann, Kontrapunkt BACH Series and MC Windfeld cartridges.
Continuing this tradition with MC Anna, Ortofon dedicates this new flagship cartridge to Opera Diva Anna Netrebko, a virtuoso whose performance showcases a formidable technical arsenal of endless versatility. With the dedication of MC Anna, Ortofon reiterated the company’s unwavering dedication and commitment to music and the purest presentation of recorded sound.
Like Anna Netrebko, Ortofon aims to provide the ultimate musical experience through a blend of innovation and technical expertise combined with inspiration that goes beyond mere thought to unleash true inner emotion.
phono cartridge for MC Anna
Stereophile, May 2013
Reviewed by Michael Fremer
“… What the passionate MC Anna did (give you everything – red), lives up to her Ortophone legacy. Its dynamic capabilities were seemingly limitless; the tonal balance was smooth and neutral from top to bottom, with only a slight but wide nudge in the lower mid and upper bass; and its textural abilities were second to any other cartridges I’ve heard of…”
“…An elegant audio converter with liquidity for solo violins to sing almost singly, but Bite Enough…”
” … Presenter Anna handled the vocal brothers politely, sensitively and smoothly – and she was really good at female voices … “
Hi-Fi World November 2012
Reviewed by Tony Bolton
“… This is a very difficult cartridge to fault. Its behavior had a smooth complexity to pick at the ambassador’s ball pictured in the famous Ferrero Roche commercials, but it still managed to ensure that Joplin’s heavy tones were both realistic and unpolished. …
…I found myself immersed in the tiny micro-details of musical knowledge presented in a very neat and benign manner, forming a sonic picture in my mind…
… In short, excellent. then you can meet them one by one. If you can’t afford it, start saving now! “
Flexibility and performance with various compatibility
The 6 ohm output impedance and low-mid output voltage of 0.2 mV make the MC Anna an excellent partner for most MC phono preamps and step-up transformers, including the Ortofon ST-80 SE. />
Ortofon’s MC Anna focuses on delivering all of the music without compromise, offering the ideal balance of precision and musicality to provide an engaging experience on a whole new level.
Combined with fluid tonality and texture with care for both micro and macro dynamics, MC Anna will forever shatter the boundaries of recorded music.
Given Ortofon’s world-class knowledge of analogue sound reproduction, the new MC Anna will undoubtedly provide a sound that is truly unique and just to be experienced.