Rondo Blue cartridge sound described as more impressive
Distinguishes higher from lower pitched instruments – but well controlled by the influence of wood material.
The Nude FG 70 diamond is here mounted on a cylindrical aluminum cantilever and reveals a very flat frequency response exceeding 20 kHz, including very high tracking ability at a recommended tracking force of just 2.3 grams.
We find that the soundscape tends to be suitable for customers who love orchestral music and smaller instrument ensembles such as chamber music small choirs and solo instruments.
Recommended load – can be approximately 50 Ohms or less depending on the volume or dynamics in the music.
Ortofon Gold Ear Panel description says
Rondo Blue cartridge sound has been described as more expressive and will distinguish at a higher level from lower-pitched instruments – yet well controlled by the effect of the wood material…
We find that the soundscape tends to suit customers who like orchestral music and smaller ensembles. such as chamber music, small choirs and solo instruments.
|Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm / sec.||0.5 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 – 3dB||20-35,000 Hz|
|Frequency response||20-20,000 Hz ± 1.5 dB|
|The ability to watch at 315Hz at recommended tracking power *)||85 µm|
|Compatibility, dynamic, lateral||15 µm / mN|
|Stylus type||Bare FG70, aluminum console|
|Pen nib radius||r / R 5/70 m|
|Tracking force range||2-2.5 g (20-25 mN)|
|Tracking force recommended||2.3 g (23 mN)|
|Viewing angle||20 °|
|Internal impedance, DC resistance||6 Ohms|
|Recommended load impedance||10-200 Ohm|
|Cartridge body material||Milled wood / Resin composition|
|*) Typical value|