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Price: £299.00 Was £375.00
Ex Display Ortofon Rondo Red Moving Coil Cartridge - Only 2 hours use on this highly reviewed cartridge!
Awarded 'Best Buy' in HiFi Choice Magazine and 5 Stars by TechRadar
The Rondo Red is a delightful all-round cartridge with a sound image which will tend to less dynamic strength and smoother reproduction. Because of this inclination, the cartridge will work perfectly with all sorts of less-complex music from a variety of genres. The Rondo Red has a very fine, polished elliptical diamond which is mounted on a cylindrical aluminum cantilever.
The cartridge is clearly out of the same family of sound as it's older siblings the Bronze and the Blue – all of them taking benefit from the intricate wooden housings they share. The tooling used for the Rondo bodies was made in Japan to Ortofon's own rigorous specifications. Each body is made using the finest powdered Japanese hardwood (55%) combined with resin and cintered at exceptionally high temperatures. Decoration is then carried out using renowned Japanese lacquering techniques. As well as looking good, the very close mechanical contact between the wooden housing and the motor unit gives good vibration control and structural integrity to the cartridge as well.
The recommended load is around 100O, or you can go even higher if you prefer added “air“ in your performances.
Key Technical Data:
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20 Hz - 30 kHz
Tracking Ability at 315Hz:
Stylus Type: Nude Elliptical
Cantilever: Cylindrical Aluminium
Tracking Force Range: 2.0 - 2.5g (20 - 25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.3g (23mN)
Cartridge Body Material:
Grinded Wood and
Cartridge Colour: Red
Cartridge Weight: 10.5g