Ortofon MC Cadenza Black Moving Coil Cartridge

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Cadenza (from Italian: meaning cadence) refers to a portion of a concert in which the orchestra stops playing, leaving the soloist to play alone in free time, without a strict, regular pulse.

A cadenza can be written or improvised. It’s usually the most elaborate and virtuosic part the solo instrument plays during the whole piece. At the end of the cadenza, the orchestra re-enters, and generally finishes off the movement.

Cadenza Black is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording.

A benchmark performance Accuracy level

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. The Cadenza Black is high performing on areas like detail, consistency, and sound staging.

  • Channel balance at 1 kHz
    < 0,8 dB
  • Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec
    330 μV
  • Channel seperation at 1 kHz
    > 27 dB
  • Channel seperation at 15 kHz
    > 20 dB
  • Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • 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
  • Tracking force range
    2,0-2,5 g
  • Tracking force, recommended
    2.3 g
  • Tracking angle
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance
    5 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance
    >10 Ohm
  • Cartridge body material
    Stainless steel Aluminium
  • Cartridge colour
  • Cartridge weight
    10.7 g

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov



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