MC Kontrapunkt h

While celebrating the 250th anniversary of the giant of Western music and the new millennium, Ortofon took up the theme of J.S. Bach's Contrapunctus. We believe that our long-term experience in analog sound reproduction reflects, in its own way, the theme of this magnificent music - the truly inexhaustible nature of the analog record. Over the years, from cartridge to cartridge, we have demonstrated how the same basic theme - Accurancy in Sound - can ring through for the sake of music in new and different ways. Not limited by bits or sampling frequency rates, those same record grooves can yield new dimensions of musical enjoyment, over and over again.

Ortofon Kontrapunkt "h" MC cartridge

The Kontrapunkt family resemblance is obvious with outstanding channel separation across the fundamental frequency range and into the extreme upper frequencies, contributing to sublime dynamics and musical clarity. Kontrapunkt h has a nude Fine Line elliptical diamond stylus mounted on an aluminum cantilever (as in Kontrapunkt a) in conjunction with Ortofon's innovative FSE (Field Stabilizing Element) that provides exceptionally open bass and midrange with smooth, natural overtones. This cartridge is recommended to enthusiasts who prefer a degree of mildness and smoothness. A 100 Ohm load is recommended as a starting point, but higher values may be preferred for added “air” around the performers. The output is 470 mV from coils of 99.9999% pure silver and a neodymium magnet.

MC Kontrapunkt "h" Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  0,47 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  -  < 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  -  > 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz  -  > 17 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB  -  20-45.000 Hz
Frequency response  -  20-20.000 Hz ± 1,5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force -  80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  12 µm/mN
Stylus type  -  Nude FineLine on Al.cantilever
Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 8/40 µm

Tracking force range  -  2,2-2,7 g (22-27 mN)
Tracking force, recommended  -  2,5 g (25 mN)
Tracking angle  -  20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance  -  50-200 Ohm
Cartridge body material  -  Stainless Steel
Cartridge colour  -  Violet
Cartridge weight  -  10 g

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