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MC Vivo Blue 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  -   20-30.000 Hz
Frequency responce  -   20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force -   > 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral   -  13 µm/mN
Stylus type  -   Nude Elliptical 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 Blue phono cartridge

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

• 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 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 World, June 2011
Reviewed by Tony Bolton

"...very enjoyable... I found the sound refreshingly easy to listen to, with no fatigue inducing shrieks or shouting".