Rondo Red is a very homogeneous, versatile cartridge
So the sound image tends to have less dynamic power and smoother reproduction – it works great with any type of music that’s not too complex.
Rondo Red features a very finely polished elliptical diamond mounted on a cylindrical aluminum console.
The cartridge clearly came from the same family of sounds as the Bronze and Blue – all making use of wooden enclosures.
A recommended load of about 100 Ohms or higher, if added, “air” may be preferred.
|Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm / sec.||0.5 mV|
|Channel balance at 1 kHz||2 dB|
|Channel separation at 1 kHz||22 dB|
|Channel separation at 15 kHz||15 dB|
|Frequency range – 3dB||20-30,000 Hz|
|Frequency response||20-20,000 Hz ± 2 dB|
|Able to watch at 315Hz at recommended tracking power *)||80 µm|
|Compatibility, dynamic, lateral||15 µm / mN|
|Stylus type||Bare elliptical aluminum console|
|Pen tip radius||r / R 8/18 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 Ohms|
|Cartridge body material||Milled wood / Resin composition|