Silky smooth, the Rondo Red is the perfect cartridge for long listening sessions. Sweet and rich, the Red leans towards the mellower side, giving every recording a relaxed sound that is infinitely easy on the ears. That’s not to say the Red sounds slow; it’s just not in a hurry. For best results, we recommend loading this cartridge over 100 Ohms.
The Rondo Series replaces several Kontrapunkt cartridges, bringing the outstanding sound quality of that vaunted series to a more affordable price point. The exotic looking bodies in the Rondo series are made in Japan, the precision-molded body created from a 55/45 mix of powdered wood and resin, a combination extremely effective at reducing resonance and vibration. The body is then lacquered with a Japanese Urushi coating endowing each Rondo with an intentionally random and gorgeously exotic finish.
Channel balance: 2 dB
Channel separation: 22 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB 20-30,000 Hz
Tracking ability: 80 µm
Compliance: 15 µm/mN
Stylus type: Nude elliptical, Aluminum cantilever
Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range: 2.0-2.5 gm - 2.3g recommended
Tracking angle: 20°
Internal impedance: 6 Ohm
Recommended load impedance: 10-200 Ohm - 100 recommended
Body material: Ground wood/Resin composite
Body color: Red