Ortofon Cadenza Blue Moving Coil Cartridge

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  • Regular price $1,889.00

A little background info... Cadenza (from Italian: meaning cadence) refers to a portion of a concerto in which the orchestra stops playing, leaving the soloist to play alone in free time, without a strict, regular pulse. A cadenza can be written or improvised. It’s usually the most elaborate and virtuosic part that the solo instrument plays during the whole piece. At the end of the cadenza, the orchestra re-enters, and generally finishes off the movement. During the 19th century, composers began to write cadenzas out in full. Others wrote cadenzas for works, where the composer had intended for the solo to be improvised, in order for the soloist to have a well formed solo that they could practice in advance. Some of these have become so widely played and sung that they are effectively a part of the standard repertoire.

The Ortofon Cadenza Blue The Blue model is using a Nude FG 70 stylus with a very thin ruby cantilever. The improved winding process on the armature ensures better channel balance. The soundstage of Cadenza Blue is wide open and grandiose straight out of the box. Micro dynamic and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions. It reaches a very high degree of definition in the perspective, which is very present. It is true to the music with a tremendous clarity.


  • Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec 500 μV
  • Channel balance < 1,2 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz > 23 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz > 15 dB
  • Frequency range at -3 dB 20 Hz - 50 kHz
  • Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz -2
  • Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) 80 μm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral 12 μm/mN
  • Stylus type Nude FG 70, Ruby cantilever
  • Stylus tip radius r/R 6/70
  • Tracking force range 2,2-2,7 g (22-27 mN)
  • Tracking force recommended 2,5 g (25 mN)
  • Tracking angle 20º
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance 5 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance 50-200 Ohm
  • Cartridge body material Stainless steel Aluminium
  • Cartridge colour Blue/Black
  • Cartridge weight 10,7 g

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