Ortofon Trade-In Scheme

The Ortofon Moving Coil Cartridge Exchange Scheme is designed to help existing Ortofon customers update or renew their Hi-Fi system in a much more cost-effective way.

Through the scheme, Ortofon offer a trade-in value for the current range of moving coil cartridges, as well as an extensive list of discontinued models. Through this program, we are able to help customers upgrade, replace or slightly downgrade their current phono cartridge in a more economical way than usual.

The chart below shows the trade-in retail value of all the Ortofon moving coil cartridges that are included on the scheme.

Cartridge Model
 Trade-In Value
HMC 10 (Quartz)
HMC 20 (Quattro)
HMC 30 (Quasar)
MC 1 Turbo
MC 3 Turbo
MC 10 Supreme
MC 20 Supreme
MC 30 Supreme
MC 25 E
MC 25 FL
MC 70
MC 10 Super MK II
MC 15 Super MK II
MC 20 Super MK II
MC 30 Super MK II
MC 2000 MK II
MC 3000 MK II
MC 5000
MC 7500
MC A90
MC A95
MC Cadenza Red
MC Cadenza Blue
MC Cadenza Bronze
MC Cadenza Black
MC Cadenza Mono
MC Winfeld
MC Xpression
MC Jubilee
MC Kontrapunkt A
MC Kontrapunkt H
MC Kontrapunkt B
MC Kontrapunkt C
MC Rohmann
MC Tango
MC Samba
MC Salsa
MC Vivo Red
MC Vivo Blue
MC X 5
MCP X 1 (T4P)
Rondo Red
Rondo Blue
Rondo Bronze
MC Valencia
MC Venice
MC Vienna
Quintet Red
Quintet Blue
Quintet Bronze
Quintet Black
Quintet Mono
MC Anna
MC 20 Super 25th Anniversary

Ortofon offer their exchange scheme to any customer who currently owns one of the cartridges listed above, and is looking to replace it with a new model from their range. If you fit within these requirements, you are able to apply a discount to your next moving coil cartridge purchase; moving up, down or staying at the same level within the range.

The saving you make is based on the cartridge you are trading in, and the exact amount for each cartridge is detailed in the chart above, in the 'Trade-In Value' column. However, in order to benefit from the full value of your cartridge, the Trade-In Value must be less than 30% of the Retail Price of the Ortofon cartridge you are purchasing. Below is a list of current UK retail prices, and the maximum trade-in discount you can apply against each cartridge.

Cartridge Model
 UK Retail Price
 Maximum Trade-In Discount
MC 1 Turbo
Quintet Mono
Quintet Red
Quintet Blue
Quintet Bronze
Quintet Black S
Cadenza Mono
Cadenza Red
Cadenza Blue
Cadenza Bronze
Cadenza Black

Example 1:

Customer has an MC 25 FL, and would like to exchange for a Quintet Blue. The MC 25 FL has a trade-in value of £95.00. 30% of the current UK SRP of the Quintet Blue is £104.70 (see 'Maximum Trade-In Discount' column, above), making the MC 25 FL fit within the acceptable range for this cartridge.

The customer can therefore buy a Quintet Blue for £95.00 off the normal retail price, in exchange for their old MC 25 FL.

Example 2: 

Customer has an MC 5000, and would like to exchange for a Cadenza Blue. The MC 5000 has a trade-in value of £465.00. However, 30% of the current UK SRP of the Cadenza Blue is £389.70 (see 'Maximum Trade-In Discount' column, above), which is less than the trade-in value of the old cartridge.

As the customer cannot receive more than 30% off the retail value of a new cartridge through the trade-in scheme, the customer can buy a Cadenza Blue with a £390.70 discount, in exchange for the MC 5000.