Ortofon Rondo Bronze Low Output MC phono cartridge (used for product photo)

Ortofon Rondo Bronze Low Output MC phono cartridge (used for product photo)

Ortofon Rondo Bronze Low Output MC phono cartridge (used for product photo)

Product Info

- Out of stock, we do not know if and when this will again be available. For alternative cartridges, refer to the Related Products below.

Ortofon has been producing moving coil cartridges since 1948. Each product typically has a longevity that span decades, a testament to the forethought, rationale, sound quality and subsequent customer loyalty that their products engender.

Rondo is the latest moving coil cartridge series to come out of this distinguished company. The new Rondo series harness the properties of carved wood to conjure cartridges that offer very low coloration and an enchantingly natural musical sound. Wood carving does not lend itself to acoustical consistency and high volume production hence the Rondos feature cartridge bodies made of especially selected powdeBronze wood suspended in a resin matrix that is injection-molded into shape. The bodies are made in Japan, where Ortofon also uses local artisans to lacquer each body with the respective color for each model in the Rondo line. Ortofon employs neodymium magnets in the Rondo cartridges to attain 0.5mV output. A very special genuine copper-wire with a two-layer gold plating is used for the armature windings. Aucurum, a material that shows excellent resistance to the corrosive elements from the environment, is used to stabil

Mounting of the Rondo cartridge is easy and firm using 2.5 mm screws threaded into the holes of the cartridge. Small bars on top of the base-plate make tilting of the cartridge within +/- 2 degrees possible for maximum channel separation.

The Ortofon Rondo Bronze with its nude Fritz Gyger (FG) 80 stylus and tapered aluminum cantilever retrieves subtle musical details and harmonic hues. It sounds dynamic, raucous and panoramic. The extracted acoustics cast a stage that is well-defined, deep and three-dimensional. Complex harmonics are rendered with poise and confidence. Bass notes are played powerfully and with great control. The Rondo Bronze is built for musical satisfaction.

Ortofon Rondo Bronze Low Output MC Cartridge Specifications
- Frequency range: 20Hz-40kHz
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +/- 1.5dB
- Output @ 1kHz,5cm/sec: 0.5mV
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: +/- 1db
- Channel separation @ 1kHz 25dB; @15kHz 18dB
- Compliance: 15 µm/mN
- Stylus type: Nude fritz gyger (FG) 80
- Stylus tip radii: .0002 x .0032 inch (5/80 µm)
- Cantilever: Tapered aluminum
- Tracking force: 2.0-2.5 g
- Recommended tracking force: 2.3 g
- Tracking angle: 20°
- Internal impedance: 6 ohms
- Load impedance: 10 - 200 ohms, 50 - 100 ohms recommended
- Body material: Ground wood/resin composite
- Color: Bronze
- Weight: 10.5 g
- Accessories included: Screws, screwdriver, stylus brush, headshell wire set, stylus force gauge

Positive Feedback
Dr Hifi House Calls

Customer Reviews