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Ortofon MC Kontrapunkt a

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Ortofon took up J.S. Bach's Contrapunctus theme as they celebrated the new millennium. Through their cartridges, Kontrapunkt b, Kontrapunkt a, Kontrapunkt c, and Kontrapunkt h, they showed how the analog source still has validity. The Kontrapunkt has an aluminum cantilever and 6-Nines pure silver coils, outputting 450 µ Volt at 5 cm/sec. 1 kHz. It provides a relaxed, homogeneous sound and moderate dynamics. Depending on the equipment, it works best with resistive loads of 100 Ohms or higher.



Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  0,45 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  -  < 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  -  > 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz  -  > 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB  -  20-40.000 Hz
Frequency response  -  20-20.000 Hz ± 1,5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  12 µm/mN
Stylus type  -  Nude Fine Line on Alu. cantilever
Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 8/40 µm

Tracking force range  -  2,2-2,7 g (22-27 mN)
Tracking force, recommended  -  2,5 g (25 mN)
Tracking angle  -  20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance  -  50-500 Ohm
Cartridge body material  -  Stainless Steel
Cartridge color -  Black
Cartridge weight  -   10 g