Reloop Concorde Carts — in shops now

Reloop Concorde carts

In a market where the never-ending pile of controllers are blocking out the sun, Reloop is definitely staking its claim as the vinyl-friendly DJ company. Alongside the new RP-7000 and RP-8000 turntables comes 3 Ortofon based Reloop branded Concorde cartridges to suit a range of needs, which are now available in shops now. And by shops I mean Juno, as I can’t find them anywhere else.

Here’s the PR that did the rounds at BPM time:

Reloop Concorde BLACK

The basic cartridge comes with a large stylus and has low wearout characteristics. Moreover it disposes of especially good sound characteristics which emphasizes its qualities as all-rounder.

Features

  • Direct SME mounting
  • Spherical stylus
  • Low vinyl wearout
  • Excellent sound characteristics
  • Sturdy construction

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 18 kHz
  • Output voltage (5 cm/s): 5 mV
  • Tracking force range: 3 – 5 g
  • Recommended tracking force: 4 g
  • Weight: 18.5 g

Reloop Concorde GREEN

Analog and digital spinning are combined in the Reloop Concorde Green cartridge, resulting in a perfect unit, especially designed for usage with timecode records. Thanks to high output voltage the stylus is able to scan the record in an especially precise way and reduces wearout of records and timecode vinyls.

Features

  • Direct SME mounting
  • Spherical stylus
  • Optimized for timecode records
  • Extremely high output level
  • Very low vinyl wearout
  • Excellent sound characteristics
  • Appropriate for scratching

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Output voltage (5 cm/s): 8 mV
  • Tracking force range: 2 – 4 g
  • Recommended tracking force: 3 g
  • Weight: 18.5 g

Reloop Concorde BLUE

The reliable allround cartridge with spherical stylus guarantees strong tracking with ideal firmness and low friction.

Features

  • Direct SME mounting
  • Spherical stylus
  • Appropriate for scratching
  • Excellent sound characteristics
  • High output level

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 18 kHz
  • Output voltage (5 cm/s): 6 mV
  • Tracking force range: 2 – 5 g
  • Recommended tracking force: 4 g
  • Weight: 18.5 g

Reloop OM BLACK

The OM cartridge with headshell mounting comes with low vinyl wearout, superb sound characteristics and a very sturdy construction. Best scratching characteristics are guaranteed.

Features

  • Headshell mounting
  • Spherical stylus
  • Low vinyl wearout
  • Excellent sound characteristics
  • Appropriate for scratching
  • Sturdy construction

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 18 kHz
  • Output voltage (5 cm/s): 5 mV
  • Tracking force range: 3 – 5 g
  • Recommended tracking force: 4 g
  • Weight: 5 g

It’s an incredibly rare thing for any company to announce new cartridges, but Reloop’s ongoing partnership with Ortofon  as well as their continued support for turntables shows that they’re embracing the current vinyl resurgence, for however long it may last.


I suspect that these carts are simply existing Ortofon products with a paint job. Looking at specs, The black tallies up with the Pro S, the Blue being the DJ-S, and the Green being the Nightclub, and the scant price detail available online seems to tie up with that too. But hey, Reloop is keeping vinyl alive and supporting the foundation of this cray and ever-changing world of DJing.

  • DJ STU-C

    I’m looking at ridding of my concords for some normal carts, problem is I’ve misplaced my techs ones (with screw in weights) so will need to buy some more then i want some shure’s to go with em. not been a massive fan of the concorde if I’m honest. just put up with using them as i don’t scratch and only using DVS now so not concerned with sound quality

    • Probe Rok

      ill trade you some Shure’s for your concordes.

      • DJ STU-C

        i wouldn’t want to pass you some 14 year old concordes that don’t match mate:) i started with a pair and ended up mix and matching over the years

        • Probe Rok

          matching only matters with doubles. which ones are they? the age doesn’t matter to me.

  • http://twitter.com/CarnegieZumwalt Carnegie Zumwalt

    me want!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/tony.mcque Tony McQue

    Have reloop bought ortofon!?

  • https://www.facebook.com/tony.mcque Tony McQue

    Have reloop bought ortofon!?

    • https://www.facebook.com/DJWORXHQ DJWORX

      No, but they have a close relationship.

      • Probe Rok

        They are in B&H FYI.

  • Onno Suave

    I think the green ones are not the nightclub but the digi-track….simply because Reloop already had their “branded” version of it when Reloop Spin+ first came out…oh and also because: ” especially designed for usage with timecode records”….but correct me if I’m wrong.

  • https://www.facebook.com/daniel.lawson83 Daniel Lawson

    Oh they do look nice, but they are not cheap like the budgie. Would buy if you got a set ie 2!

  • https://www.facebook.com/daniel.lawson83 Daniel Lawson

    Oh they do look nice, but they are not cheap like the budgie. Would buy if you got a set ie 2!

  • https://www.facebook.com/daniel.lawson83 Daniel Lawson

    Oh they do look nice, but they are not cheap like the budgie. Would buy if you got a set ie 2!

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427768273 Luis Garcia

    this is nice i would get the green or blue

  • ⛵The Other Denzel⛵

    Isnt this the exact same thing stanton did waaaay back when?

    • http://djworx.com/ Mark Settle

      Yes. Stanton did do special colours for people like HTFR. The Diablo was pretty good too.

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