If you’ve got a limited edition turntable, it makes sense to get a limited edition gold cartridge right? Luckily Reloop has this covered, and with their good buddies at Ortofon they’ve released the 20 Year gold Concorde cart.
The uncharacteristically short PR from Reloop:
RELOOP CONCORDE 20 YEARS
20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY EDITION – BY ORTOFON.
Muenster, April 2016
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Reloop are proud to introduce an exclusive limited edition Concorde cartridge designed to perfectly complement their RP-7000GLD turntable. The Concorde 20 Years is a high-quality cartridge specially manufactured by Ortofon in the company’s iconic Concorde shape.
The cartridge boasts a broad stylus profile with extremely low vinyl-wear characteristics while retaining a premium sound performance, making it a true all-rounder.
- Direct SME mounting
- Spherical stylus
- Low vinyl wearout
- Excellent sound characteristics
- Sturdy construction
- 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
Price: 89 € | £75.00 Available June 2016
Looking at the specs, it’s an Ortofon Pro S with a gold paint job, so as the blurb says, a good all rounder. And while there’s not a shortage of gold carts from Ortofon, it might make sense to use the Reloop ones, if only from a matching set perspective.