Ortofon Vivo Blue moving coil cartridge


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Fitted with an elliptical diamond stylus on an aluminium cantilever, the Ortofon Vivo Blue is a superb entry level moving coil cartridge, delivering many of the sonic advantages of MC's without breaking the bank. Tracking optimally and securely at just 1.8g, has a low impedance output, making it insensitive to loading and therefore widely compatible with all preamplifiers. 99.9999% pure copper armature coils precision manufactured in Japan ensure a transparent sound quality from Ortofon Vivo Blue with very low noise and hum. Having been designed with a low resonance poly carbonate moulded body which ensures the cartridge is both very neutral in tone, but also durable and easy to mount and align.
Specifications Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.     0,5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz     < 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz     > 23 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz     > 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB     20-30.000 Hz
Frequency responce     20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)     > 70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral     13 µm/mN
Stylus type     Nude elliptical diamond on alu cantilever
Stylus tip radius     r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range     1,6-2,0 g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended     1,8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle     20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance     5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance     > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material     Lexan DMX
Cartridge colour     Black
Cartridge weight      7 g


*) Typical value

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