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Ortofon Cadenza Black Moving Coil Cartridge
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Ortofon Cadenza Black Moving Coil Cartridge

£1,458.33 Exc. VAT |  


Ortofon Cadenza Black Moving Coil Cartridge 

Ortofon Exchange Scheme: An Ortofon moving coil cartridge may be traded in against an equivalent (or superior) model and qualify for up to 25% discount off the cost of the new cartridge (25% based upon the cost of the cartridge to be traded in or current equivalent, please get in touch to find out how much your cartridge can be traded in for), up to 30% of the value of the new cartridge. 

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.


Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):


Channel Balance at 1kHz:

< 0.8dB

Channel Separation at 1kHz:

> 27dB

Channel Separation at 15kHz:

> 20dB

Frequency Range (at -3dB):

20 Hz - 60 kHz

Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:

+1.5 / 0

Tracking Ability at 315Hz:

Typically 90μm

Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:

16μm / mN

Stylus Type:

Nude Shibata



Stylus Tip Radius r / R:

6 / 50μm

Tracking Force Range:

2.0 - 2.5g (20 - 25mN)

Recommended Tracking Force:

2.3g (23mN)

Tracking Angle:


Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:

Recommended Load Impedance:

> 10Ω

Cartridge Body Material:

Stainless Steel Aluminium

Cartridge Colour:

Black / Black

Cartridge Weight:


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