Ortofon is a fine mechanical powerhouse, which develops, manufactures and markets the world acclaimed Ortofon cartridges and components.
We benefit from being established in Denmark, a country recognized for its strong tradition in acoustics and its wealth of other high-end manufacturers, acoustic measurement equipment, in addition to all aspects of high-end audio.
Ortofon is owned by Danish businessmen and employs a staff of 95 people. The Ortofon manufacturing unit in Nakskov in the south of Denmark has modern machinery combined with experienced operators, so human craftsmanship is delivered with uniform industrial quality.

Ortofon Cadenza Black MC Cartridge
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  • Regular price £1,824.00

The Black model is using 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. It also uses the WRD (Wide Range Damping-system), controlling the high and low frequency damping separately. Cadenza Black is optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound. It is high performing on areas like detail, consistency and sound staging.

Technical Data

Output voltage at 1 kHz 5cm/sec - 330µV

Channel balance - <0.8 dB

Channel separation at 1 kHz - >27 dB

Channel separation at 15 kHz - >20dB

Frequency range at -3 dB - 20 Hz - 60 kHz

Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz - +1.5/0

Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force * - 90 µm

Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 16µm/mN

Stylus type - Nude Shibata

Cantilever - Boron

Stylus tip radius - r/R 6/50

Tracking force range - 2.0 - 2.5g ( 20 - 25 mN )

Tracking force recommended - 2.3g ( 23 mN )

Tracking angle - 20°

Internal impedance, DC resistance - 5 Ohm

Recommended load impedance - >10 Ohm

Cartridge body material - Stainless steel / Aluminium

Catridge colour - Black / Black

Cartridge weight - 10.7g

* Typical value


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