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.
The Cadenza Black is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording
Cadenza Black is optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound.
The Cadenza 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 applied for MC Windfeld, MC A90, MC Anna, Xpression and MC A95 cartridges, controlling the high and low frequency damping separately.
The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire.
Cadenza Black is high performing on areas like detail, consistency and sound staging.
- Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 0,33 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 - 3dB - 20 - 60.000 Hz
- Frequency response 20 kHz - 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 on 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 g (23 mN)
- Tracking angle - 20°
- Internal impedance, DC resistance - 5 Ohm
- Recommended load impedance - > 10 Ohm
- Cartridge body material - Stainless steel Aluminium
- Cartridge colour - Black/Black
- Cartridge weight - 10,7 gram