Ortofon is the world leader in the cartridge industry
Ortofon has always been a leading company in the field of sound reproduction. Founded in Copenhagen in 1918, Ortofon started by creating technology which served as the basis for adding a soundtrack to the silent movies of the early 1920s. In 1948, the company developed the first moving coil cartridge, and since then Ortofon has developed and manufactured more than 300 different cartridges.
In 1979 the famous Concorde design was introduced, earning the company a Danish Industrial Design Award for its Low Mass Concorde integrated cartridge/headshell configuration.
In the mid of 1980-ies Ortofon began to develop and manufacture DJ cartridges for Club, Hip-hop and Scratch application.