The Ortofon Nightclub II Cartridge builds upon the success of the original Ortofon Nightclub Cartridge. This Ortofon tonearm cartridge's numerous improvements and redesigned cosmetics bolster its stat... Read More
The Ortofon Nightclub II Cartridge builds upon the success of the original Ortofon Nightclub Cartridge. This Ortofon tonearm cartridge's numerous improvements and redesigned cosmetics bolster its status as one of the reigning industry standards for turntable cartridges. The Night Club II cartridge's improvements are 2-fold: first, the reengineered stylus and cartridge body are tuned to make the most of modern dance music; second, the increased output voltage requires less gain, providing cleaner sound reproduction and less susceptibility to feedback in live environments. Adding to the allure of the Nightclub II cartridge is its redesigned cosmetics, including an orange stylus and detailing on the cartridge body.
The Ortofon OM Nightclub II Cartridge is compatible with all DJ turntables, and requires a standard headshell for mounting. The Nightclub II cartridge is also compatible with turntables that use a standard overhead mount (not P-Mount) cartridge.
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Comments about Ortofon OM Nightclub II Single Turntable Cartridge:
First I need to clarify: I'm not a DJ. I'm a guitarist. But I picked one of these cartridges up on sale, just to try it out on my stereo system. I have a nice system (a couple turntables, reel to reel decks, stereo tube amp, planar speakers, etc) and reasonably discerning audio tastes. In that system this cartridge sounds...impressive, very impressive, in fact outright amazing, given the price. I wasn't expecting this sound quality from a "DJ" cart. It's design is simple and sturdy enough for DJ work or even for scratching, but the sound quality and frequency range puts it head and shoulders above other similar types of cartridges. I've compared it back to back with my other carts, including a Shure V15-V and a Denon DL160 (moving coil). Both are good carts in their own right, and this Ortofon compares very well. The only difference I've noticed, though it is subtle, is that the Nightclub has a slightly "livelier" sound. I'm guessing the upper midrange is bit more pronounce, but that gives it a bit of an advantage with most pop and rock music. It makes that music sound more alive, just fun to listen to. I like this cartridge a lot, a lot more than I expected to.
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