Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB Turntable

Ortofon Omega Phono Cartridge

February 8, 2014 - Comment

A cost-effective, high quality replacement cartridge for the home audiophile! Ortofon proudly introduces the Omega – a universal ½” mount cartridge designed to fit literally hundreds of consumer turntables (including many of the most popular USB turntable models). The Omega is not a DJ cartridge, but instead a low-mass, low-wear elliptical turntable cartridge designed to provide

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A cost-effective, high quality replacement cartridge for the home audiophile!

Ortofon proudly introduces the Omega – a universal ½” mount cartridge designed to fit literally hundreds of consumer turntables (including many of the most popular USB turntable models). The Omega is not a DJ cartridge, but instead a low-mass, low-wear elliptical turntable cartridge designed to provide a remarkable, yet cost effective upgrade in sound quality (over stock cartridges). With vinyl and consumer turntables making a comeback outside of the DJ market, Ortofon created the Omega to satisfy the abundance of customers looking either to revive their vintage turntables or to jump head first into the multitude of USB turntables that have become available even in the most common electronics stores.

Product Features

  • Designed for the rapidly growing USB turntable market
  • Fits literally hundreds of consumer turntables with 1/2″ mounts

Comments

K. Sanz "KSanz" says:

Very good Cartridge I bought this cartridge because it was cheaper that a replacement needle. for an orthophon I have… I do not play records that often any more so I saw this as a safe inexpensive bet for casual listening at least temporarily till I can afford a replacement needle for my Sure ML140 HE…I was shocked at the sound quality in my Dual turntable…After installing the cartridge and alignment and setting the counter weight… I listened for about 2 1/2 hours, to old LP’s that had not been played for a while, I was so pleased with the sound, you would probably have to pay more that $80 (retail)to get a better cartridge than this for home record playing…( Update)since then I have noticed some flaws in the cartridge simbalance is slightly pronounced in vocals; making the upper mid-range not as detailed as some of the better cartridges… but for the price its still a good Cartridge and can also be upgraded with a better needle…I am now using a Shure M97XE which is a much better Cartridge…

J. Heywood "Earmonkey" says:

Very good value for dollar I bought one of these things a couple of years ago and used it once–literally. I didn’t like the sound (I’ll explain why in a minute). It sounded muffled and really flat. I picked up an Audio Technica AT95E and have been using it ever since. Was very pleased with the AT. Nice open sound that worked well with my Technics SL-Q303. Well recently the AT had seen better days and was needing to be replaced (I play lots of records) as it was not sounding as good as it should. I was about to order another to replace it when I remembered I had this Ortofon still.I remembered I didn’t really like the sound back then, but I realized that I had learned a lot about how to set up a turntable in the past two years and the thought occurred to me, maybe I didn’t have the Ortofon set up right two years ago. So I put this on the headshell, got out my cart alignment template (which I didn’t even know existed two years ago) and aligned the cart, set the tracking force to 1.75g (again,…

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