Ortofon - MC Rondo Blue Low Output Cartridge



Ortofon

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Equipment

Product No.:
T RND BLU
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Low Output Cartridges



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The Absolute Sound - 2013 Editors' Choice Awards

The Rondo Blue cartridge sound is defined to be more expressive and will distinguish higher from lower pitched instruments- yet well controlled by the influence of wooden material.
 
The Nude FG 70 diamond is here mounted on a cylindrical aluminum cantilever again revealing a very flat frequency response passing 20 kHz including very high tracking ability at recommended tracking force of just 2, 3 gram.

We find the sound picture will tend to suit customers liking orchestral music as well as smaller groups of instruments like chamber music smaller choirs and solo instruments.

Recommended load- depending on volume or dynamic in music might be around 50 Ohm or even lower.

The Ortofon Golden Ear Panel statement says:
The Rondo Blue cartridge sound is defined to be more expressive and  will distinguish higher from lower pitched instruments - yet well controlled by the influence of wooden material… We find the sound picture will tend to suit customers liking orchestral music as well as smaller groups of instruments like chamber music, smaller choirs and solo instruments




Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 500 µV
Channel balance at 1 kHz 1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz 18 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB 20-35.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz ±1,5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) 85 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 15 µm/mN
Stylus type Nude FG70, aluminium cantilever
Stylus tip radius r/R 5/70 µm
Tracking force range 2-2.5 g (20-25 mN)
Tracking force, recommended 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance 6 Ohm
Recommended load impedance 10-200 Ohm
Cartridge body material Grinded wood/Resin comp.
Cartridge colour Blue
Cartridge weight 10.5 g
*) Typical value


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