Ortofon Cadenza Black

Flagship model of Ortofon's premium moving coil cartridge series.
Manufacturer: Ortofon
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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. 

The Black model  also uses the WRD (Wide Range Damping-system), controlling the high and low frequency damping separately. The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated version of the popular 6NX copper wire. 

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.

Key Technical Data:

Output Voltage (at 1kHz 5cm/sec): 330µV
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 60kHz
Tracking ability at 315Hz: Typically 90µm
Stylus Type: Nude Shibata
Cantilever: Boron
Tracking Force Range: 2.0 - 2.5g (20 -25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.3g (23mN)
Cartridge Body Material: Stainless Steel / Aluminium
Cartridge Colour: Black / Black
Cartridge Weight: 10.7g