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Ortofon Cadenza Series MC Phono Cartridge

Ortofon Cadenza Series MC Phono Cartridge

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Cadenza Blue is True to the Music with Tremendous Clarity.

The Cadenza Blue model is using a Nude FG 70 stylus with a very thin ruby cantilever.
The coils are made from 6NX ( 99.9999 % ) pure silver wire.
An improved winding process on the armature allows a 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.

MC Cadenza Blue Technical Data

Voltage: at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec - 0,5 mV
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/-1
Tracking Ability: at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 80 μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 12 μm/mN
Stylus Type: Nude FG 70 on Ruby cantilever
Stylus Tip Radius:  r/R 6/70 μm
Tracking Force Range: 2,2-2,7 gram
Tracking Force Recommended: 2,5 gram

Internal Impedance: DC Resistance 5 Ohm
Recommended Load Impedance: - 50-200 Ohm
Cartridge Body Material: - Stainless steel Aluminium
Cartridge Color: - Blue/Black

Cartridge Weight: - 10.7 gram

Tracking Angle: 20º

MC Cadenza Red Technical Data

Output Voltage: at 1k Hz 5 cm / sec - 0,45 mV
Channel Balance: - < 1,5 dB
Channel Separation: at 1k Hz - > 23 dB
Channel Separation: at 15k Hz - > 15 dB
Frequency Range: at -3 dB - 20 Hz - 50k Hz
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20k Hz - +3/-1
Tracking Ability: at 315 Hz 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 gram
Tracking Force Recommended: - 2,5 gram

Tracking Angle: - 20º
Internal Impedance: DC resistance - 5 Ohm
Recommended Load Impedance: - 50-500 Ohm
Cartridge Body Materia: - Stainless steel Aluminium
Cartridge Color: - Red/Black
Cartridge Weight: - 10,7 g

The sound picture of Cadenza Red is relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic and have great space and depth in the stereo image.

The Cadenza 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.

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. Cadenza Black 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 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.

Ortofon Cadenza Black Specifications

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 - 3 dB: 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 gram ( 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

Ortofon Cadenza Bronze Specifications:

Output Voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 0.4 mV
Channel Balance at 1 kHz - < 1 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz - > 24 dB
Channel Separation at 15 kHz - > 20 dB
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz - +/-1.5
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force * - 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 12 µm/mN
Stylus type - Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on conical alu cantilever
Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking Force Range - 2.2 -2.7 gram
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.5 gram

Tracking Angle - 23°
Internal Impedance, DC Resistance - 5 Ohm
Recommended Load Impedance - 50-200 Ohm
Cartridge Body Material - Stainless steel / Aluminium
Cartridge Color - Bronze/Black
Cartridge Weight - 10.7 gram

A reference MC cartridge by any measure, Ortofon's Cadenza Bronze conveys music with smashing precision, musicality, and dynamics. Employing a Replicant 100 stylus, conical aluminum cantilever, and Ortofon's famous Aucurum 6N gold-plated copper wire, the Cadenza Bronze is an analog lover's dream. It possesses superb resolution, able to illuminate the furthest reaches of the soundstage, and does so with striking warmth and musicality. In a world of excellent phono cartridges, Cadenze Bronze shines as a superior design.

MC Cadenza Series' Accessories Included in the Package

1 x Stylus brush, fibre

1 x Screwdriver

Leadwires, pair LW-6N

Screws, pair M2, 5 x 3

Screws, pair M2, 5 x 5

Screws, pair M2, 5 x 6