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Entering the second century of business in audio industry, Ortofon has a long history and a rich heritage. October 9th 1918, Danish engineers Axel Petersen (1887-1971) and Arnold Poulsen (1889-1952) founded the Electrical Phono Film Company with a few capable and foresighted businessmen who would support the organization financially. Their aim was to explore the possibility of high-class recording and developing one of the first synchronized sound film systems in the world. In 1948 Ortofon developed its first moving coil cartridge, and since then more than 300 different cartridges have been developed and manufactured with the latest being the MC Verismo cartridge. Research and development is done with the company’s own engineers supported by a strong network of acoustic know-how and industrial design in Denmark.

Ortofon opened the new Technology & Acoustic Center in Næstved in October 2020. The Technology Hub is a part of Ortofon’s development and growth strategy, with a special focus on Micro-mechanics. The Technology Hub is an integrated part of the corporate HQ and production facilities in Nakskov. With the corona crisis, Ortofon experienced increasing demand for its phono cartridges as people are spending more time at home and listen more to music. Ortofon continues to embrace advancements in technology, and has expanded its staff of technicians, engineers and in production.

The name Ortofon is derived from the Greek words “orto” (meaning “correct”) and “fon” (meaning “sound”).

Iconic for a reason: watch the making of an Ortofon 2M Red Stylus.

Cartridges & Stylus

  • Ortofon MC Quintet Cartridges

  • Ortofon 2M Stylus

  • Ortofon OMP 10 MM Elliptical Cartridge


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