The Cadenza Black is the flagship of the popular Cadenza range of Moving Coil cartridges. It employs a pristine-cut Nude Shibata stylus with a boron cantilever. The effective mass of the ...
The Cadenza Black is the flagship of the popular Cadenza range of Moving Coil cartridges. It employs a pristine-cut 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, making it a real premium component choice.
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 330μV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: < 0.8dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: > 27dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: > 20dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20 Hz - 60 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +1.5 / 0
Tracking Ability at 315Hz:
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 16μm / mN
Stylus Type: Nude Shibata
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 6 / 50μm
Tracking Force Range: 2.0 - 2.5g (20 - 25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.3g (23mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 5Ω
Recommended Load Impedance: > 10Ω
Cartridge Body Material: Stainless Steel Aluminium
Cartridge Colour: Black / Black
Cartridge Weight: 10.7g
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.
The Wide Range Damping (WRD) System is an impressive component devised previously only for the special edition cartridge models - such as MCA 90 or MC Windfeld. The way it works is that a small, heavy disc of exotic metal is clamped between two rubber absorbers with different properties. This makes sure that the tracking performance is maintained simultaneously with the perfect damping in the whole frequency range, with the effect that distortion and resonance are avoided.
The WRD system, which was originally introduced in the MC 20 Mk II in 1979 and was also used in the MC Jubilee and many of Ortofon’s other top-class cartridges, is one contributory reason why the Cadenza Black can cover such a wide frequency range, and achieve an impressive 90µm tracking ability at the recommended t
Ortofon are a Danish manufacturer of high quality moving coil and moving magnet phono cartridges that have been in business since 1918. Their cartridges and diamond tip styluses are designed to help you get the very best from your vinyl collection, giving an accurate sound reproduction. Focused on creating not just the best sound but a faithful representation of the recording, Ortofon’s range of phono cartridges are a great choice for vinyl lovers.
With a history dating back to 1918, Ortofon has been developing phono cartridges since 1948 and since then has manufactured over 300 different cartridge models. From high end moving coil cartridges such as the Cadenza Black to modern classics such as the 2M Blue, Ortofon offers an extremely diverse range of cartridges to suit a huge range of budgets.
Whether you prefer moving coil or moving magnet cartridges, you’ll be well served by Ortofon. Browse our selection of Ortofon cartridges below and get in touch with our team for further information or to discuss your vinyl needs.