Ortofon Cadenza Black Moving Coil Cartridge

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Ortofon Cadenza Black Moving Coil Cartridge

Ortofon's Cadenza Black MC phono cartridge is optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound. Its detail, consistency and sound staging are immense. The Cadenza Black model utilizes a Nude Shibata stylus with a boron cantilever. The effective mass of the stylus/cantilever system is extremely low due to the use of a very thin boron rod. This material is extremely stiff and even more lightweight than aluminium. The gold plated 6NX copper Ortofon Aucurum wire minimizes distortion, while the WRD (Wide Range Damping-system), control the high and low frequency damping separately.

Ortofon’s Cadenza Series replaces the award-winning Kontrapunkt Series. This ambitious project utilizes brand-new technology such as an improved winding procedure for the armature, extruded aluminum for the bodies, and special magnets. These moving coil cartridges offer much better detail retrieval and greater dynamics. The cantilever/stylus configuration as well as the wiring used determines the prices (see at left). Call us to discuss this incredible new cartridge line.


Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 0.3 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz: < 0.8 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz: > 27 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz: > 20 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB: 20 - 60,000 Hz
Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz: +1.5/0
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 90 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 16 µm/mN
Stylus type: Nude Shibata, Boron cantilever
Stylus tip radius: r/R 6/50 µm
Tracking force range: 2.0-2.5 g (20-25 mN)
Tracking force, recommended: 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle: 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance: 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance: > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material: Stainless steel, Aluminum
Cartridge color: Black/Black
Cartridge weight: 10.7 gram