Reloop’s long-standing partnership with Danish audio specialist Ortofon continues to bear fruit. After a steady succession of carts, The Reloop Vibe brings more of the same but at a higher level than before.
You know the score — their words, then ours:
RELOOP CONCORDE VIBE
Hear the VIBE.
Muenster, June 2017
Lars Jacobs, Director of Global Sales
„Three years ago, when the majority of DJ brands were still entirely focused on the DJ controller market, Reloop started a joint venture with Danish high-end audio specialist Ortofon in order to take the next step to become the first-choice DJ brand for turntablists worldwide.
Ever since three Concorde cartridges have been introduced by Reloop.
Concorde Vibe is the fourth and latest addition. It is a high-end cartridge in each aspect and its excellent sound characteristics make this cartridge unique and distinctive in the world of professional cartridges.
Concorde Vibe is made especially for heavy duty applications in a club environment.“
The Concorde VIBE is focused purely on achieving the highest possible sound quality from your records. The use of an elliptical stylus allows for maximum contact with the record groove, resulting in rich and detailed sound reproduction.
The high output level and flat frequency response makes this cartridge ideal for club and studio use. Wherever you are, Hear the VIBE.
Direct SME mounting
Focus on sound quality
Ideal sampling rate
High output level
Flat frequency response
Developed for Club and Studio environment
made by Ortofon
Frequency range: 20 Hz – 22 kHz
Ouput voltage (5cm/s): 8 mV
Tracking force range: 2 – 5 g
Recommended tracking force: 3 g
Weight: 18,5 g
Looking at the Ortofon specs, this appears to be closest to the Nightclub MKII, which is after all Ortofon’s only elliptical DJ stylus, although arguably much better looking.
For those not in the know, and ridiculously patronising those that are, there are broadly two types of stylus for DJs:
Spherical is the standard and sits higher in the groove with a single tangential point of contact. This reduces overall wear but delivers an arguably less detailed sound.
Elliptical has a greater contact area with the groove, which does deliver greater detail but can wear out vinyl quicker. This does depend on factors such as tracking and weight, but broadly speaking those are the differences. Of course, I await many essays denouncing my heathen broad strokes, but generally speaking this is the accepted mantra.
So should you wish for some of your own in black and orange (and who wouldn’t want such a colour scheme?), you can get them today for $139/€119/£105 each.