About Ortofon Cartridges
Ortofon is the world leader in the cartridge industry
97 years ago a great Danish success story began...
On the 9th of October 1918, the two Danish engineers, Axel Petersen (1887-1971) and Arnold Poulsen (1889-1952) founded the Electrical Phono Film Company. Their aim was to explore the possibility of high-class recording and developing one of the first synchronized sound film systems in the world.
Today Ortofon is a fine mechanical powerhouse, which develops, manufactures and markets the world acclaimed Ortofon cartridges and components for the hearing aids industry.
Our company has always been working with sound reproduction. Founded in Copenhagen, it initially made soundtracks for movies. In 1948 Ortofon developed its first moving coil cartridge, since then more than 300 different cartridges have been developed and manufactured, with our latest being MC A95 Anniversary cartridge.
We benefit from being established in Denmark, a country recognized for its strong tradition in acoustics and its wealth of other high-end manufacturers, who make hearing aids and acoustic measurement equipment, in addition to all aspects of high-end audio.
Acoustics, materials, technology and micro mechanics are key competences in Ortofon's technological prowess.
Research and development is done with the company's own engineers supported by a strong network of acoustic know-how and industrial design in Denmark. It is our philosophy to constantly develop new products and thus renew and improve the product range in accordance with the needs of the markets.
Ortofon is owned by Danish businessmen and employs a staff of 95 people. The Ortofon manufacturing unit in Nakskov in the south of Denmark has modern machinery combined with experienced operators, so human craftsmanship is delivered with uniform industrial quality.