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Ortofon Cadenza Red Moving Coil Cartridge

Ortofon Cadenza Red Moving Coil Cartridge

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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.

Details on the Ortofon Cadenza Red The Red model is using a nude fine line stylus with a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40 μm. The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999 %) pure silver wire. An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance. The sound picture of Cadenza Red is more relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic in the perspective compared to the Cadenza Blue and have great space and depth in the stereo image.


  • Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec 450 μV
  • Channel balance < 1,5 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 -3
  • Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) 80 μm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral 12 μm/mN
  • Stylus type Nude fine line, Al. cantilever
  • Stylus tip radius r/R 8/40
  • 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 50-500 Ohm
  • Cartridge body material Stainless steel Aluminium
  • Cartridge colour Red/Black
  • Cartridge weight 10,7 g