MC Kontrapunkt a



The Kontrapunkt “a” has an aluminum cantilever that is mounted with a super polished nude fine line stylus. Coils are made from 6-Nines pure silver wire, and the output is as high as 450 µ Volt at 5 cm/sec. by 1 kHz.

The sound picture of Kontrapunkt “a” is more relaxed, homogeneous and moderate dynamic in the perspective compared to the Kontrapunkt b and with great space and depth in the stereo image.

Depending on the equipment, room and music programmer resistive loads on 100 Ohm or much higher can influence perception of details.

The cartridge seems to work well in combination with various rooms and loudspeakers.

Additional information


MC Kontrapunkt “a” Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. – 0,45 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz – < 1,5 dB Channel separation at 1 kHz – > 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz – > 15 dB
Frequency range at – 3dB – 20-40.000 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 Fine Line on Alu.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 – 50-500 Ohm
Cartridge body material – Stainless Steel
Cartridge colour – Black
Cartridge weight – 10 g


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