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MC Vivo Red Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -   0,5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  -   < 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz   -  > 23 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz   -  > 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB  -   20-25.000 Hz
Frequency responce  -   20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -   > 65 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral   -  13 µm/mN
Stylus type  -   Elliptical diamond on alu cantilever
Stylus tip radius  -   r/R 8/18 µm

Tracking force range   -  1,6-2,0 g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended  -   1,8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle  -   20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance  -   6 Ohm
Recommended load impedance  -   > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material   -  Lexan DMX
Cartridge colour  -   Black
Cartridge weight  -    7 g


Ortofon MC Vivo Red phono cartridge

Entering  the exclusive world of Ortofon’s famous moving coil sound:

• A special 7-nines (99.9999% pure) copper wire manufactured in Japan

• Low internal impedance makes the cartridge less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with the widest range of preamps and transformers

• A special and newly developed polycarbonate based resin, Lexan DMX, in Piano Black is used for manufacturing of the body. This revolutionary material improves rigidity and damping properties and also has a very durable scratch resistant surface. Rigidity is an important performance character as the plastic-body serves as basis for the generato.

Review quote

Hi-Fi Choice, November 2010
Group Test Winner

...Sound is typical Ortofon, in all the best ways: very evenly balanced tonally but without sacrificing life and energy...detail is first-rate, with good imaging...
...The treble is very sweet and handles both high levels and subtle ambient traces very well, while bass is extended and punchy, but never over done...
...All-in-all this is a remarkably capable cartridge.