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.

 

MC Kontrapunkt "b" Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  0,47 mV
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  -  20-50.000 Hz
Frequency response  -  20-20.000 Hz + 2,5 / -1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  12 µm/mN
Stylus type  -  Nude FG 80 / Ruby cantilever
Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 5/80 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- 200 Ohm
Cartridge body material  -  Stainless Steel
Cartridge colour  -  Blue
Cartridge weight  -   10 g

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