Ortofon MC Kontrapunkt "b" Refurbished
The Kontrapunkt b model is special in having a very thin Ruby cantilever mounted with the super polished nude FG 80 stylus. The coils are made from 6-Nines pure silver wire, and the output is as high as 470µVolt at 5 cm/sec. by 1 kHz.
Compared to MC Jubilee the sound picture is more open, grandiose and dynamic with a very present perspective.
The musical performance of the Kontrapunkt b depends on the equipment, the room and the music program. Also variations of the resistive load can influence sound image to some extend, where higher values around 100-200 Ohm will open details further. But no less than 10 Ohm will tighten the sound image. The cartridge seems to work well in small, soft rooms with loudspeakers having moderate tweeters.