Moving Coil Cartridge
Ortofon is constantly looking for new technology to be used in their products and push the performance of existing technology. Thus they can assure the highest level of performance and quality. The Kontrapunkt models and MC Jubilee became market standards and are among the most popular cartridges. Nevertheless Ortofon decided to develope a new cartridge series that is even more ambitious.
By carefully implementing cobalt-iron pole pieces, new improved winding process on the armature, using extruded aluminium housing in the models as well as other changes, Ortofon have been able to reveal new possibilities in performing the analogue information.
Cadenza Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements.
Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics.
The Cadenza Bronze model is using a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminium cantilever.
The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire.
Field Stabilizing Element/FSE, is used for optimal linearity especially during complex crescendo passages.
Cadenza Bronze stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions.
"The Cadenza Bronze is certainly a top flight cartridge, and its performance reflects Ortofons substantial engineering resources and manufacturing experience." -
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- 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 range at - 3dB - 20 - 55 kHz
- 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 on conical alu cantilever
- Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100 µm
- Tracking force range - 2,2-2,7 g (22-27 mN)
- Tracking force, recommended - 2,5 g (25 mN)
- Tracking angle - 23°
- Internal impedance, DC resistance - 5 Ohm
- Recommended load impedance - 50-200 Ohm
- Cartridge body material - Stainless steel / Aluminium
- Cartridge colour - Bronze/Black
- Cartridge weight - 10,7 gram