DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde Cartridge Review

DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde Cartridge

Overview:  

The DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde DJ Cartridge is made specifically for scratch and hip-hop style DJ’s who want a needle to stay in the groove under extreme scratching and back-cueing situations.  These were co-designed by the legendary turntablist DJ Q-bert to provide great handling, high output, and low record wear.  The one-piece Concord design makes installation a breeze and allows DJ’s to easily see the area of the record that the needle will sit in the groove.  Check out my unboxing and mini-review video inside.


DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde Cartridge
DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde Cartridge

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Review Video & Demo


Setup & First Impressions

The DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde DJ Cartridge is made specifically for scratch and hip-hop style DJ's who want a needle to stay in the groove under extreme scratching and back-cueing situations. These were co-designed by the legendary turntablist DJ Q-bert to provide great handling, high output, and low record wear.


Features

The one-piece Concord design makes installation a breeze and allows DJ's to easily see the area of the record that the needle will sit in the groove. The Concorde Q-bert cartridges are a bit on the expensive side coming in at about $275 for a matched twin-pair, but the build quality is very high and they perform like champs. If you want to save a bit of money, then you can purchase the Q-Bert Ortofon cartridges in the OM-style where you can mount them to a headshell instead of the one-piece Concorde design. When using them with regular vinyl, the bass is deep and rich while output remains really high. When using them with DVS timecode vinyl, the digital signal is nice and round for a great signal. For scratching they are the BOMB! These will hold to the groove like glue after the somewhat long break-in period. These are great performers in the scratch arena and they are nice for all around mixing as well. We are going to recommend the DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde cartridge to any vinyl DJ who appreciates a high output level with great bass response and the ability to stay in the groove under extreme turntablist situations.


Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Convenient and Durable One-Piece Design
  • Excellent for Scratching & Back-Cueing
  • Great Visibility
  • Very Loud Overall Output (Especially the Bass)

Cons

  • Expensive

CartridgesOther

Written by on 07/23/12




Features & Specs


Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.


11 mV

Channel balance at 1kHz


1,5 dB

Channel separation at 1kHz


22 dB

Channel separation at 15 kHz


-

Frequency range at -3dB


20-18.000 Hz

Frequency response


20-18.000 Hz -3 dB

Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommmende tracking force


90 ?m

Compliance, dynamic lateral


12 ?m/m N

Stylus type


Spherical

Stylus tip radius


R 18 ?m

Tracking force range


2,0-4,0 g (20-40 mN)

Tracking force recommended


3,0 g (30 mN)

Tracking angle


20°

Internal impedance, DC resistance


1.680 Ohm

Internal inductance


920 mH

Recommended load resistance


47 kOhm

Recommended load capacitance


200-400 pF

Cartridge weight


18,5 g

Replacement stylus unit



Q.Bert

Q.Bert is available in following configurations:

Concorde Twin (two Concorde cartridges) in Alu Flight case
Concorde Set (Concorde cartridge + extra stylus) in Alu Flight case
Single Concorde cartridge in Alu Flight case
Single OM cartridge in Alu Flight case
Replacement stylus


Purchase the DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde Cartridge


DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde Cartridge
DJ Q-Bert Ortofon Concorde Cartridge

Click to See Price!

American Musical Supply is the
Official Pro Audio Retailer of DJBooth

Go to www.AmericanMusical.com



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