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Ortofon – Cadenza Black Moving Coil Cartridge
Jaguar is an Authorized Retailer for all Ortofon products. Ortofon’s Cadenza Black MC phono cartridge is optimized for amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound. The Black is the top of the Cadenza line.
The Cadenza Black is the Virtuosic Peak of Ortofon’s Cadenza Line. Its detail, consistency and sound staging are immense. The Cadenza Black model 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. 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.
Ortofon’s Cadenza Series replaces the award-winning Kontrapunkt Series. This ambitious project 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.
Hi-Fi World April 2010
Reviewed by Noel Keywood
“…the Black uses many moving parts of the A90…sound is weighty and satisfyingly rhythmic…The Black offered a beautifully smooth, svelte and expansive sound stage. It has generous stage depth and always sounds relaxed and in control of proceedings…
…If you are looking for an ultimately smooth and sophisticated sonic delivery from LP, Ortofon’s new Cadenza Black is as good as it gets at what is a ‘reasonable’ price…the Black is a lovely cartridge…”
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