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Ortofon Cadenza Blue Moving Coil Cartridge
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Ortofon Cadenza Blue Moving Coil Cartridge

Outstanding Product’ in HiFi News, March ’10

£1,082.50 Exc. VAT |  


Manufacturer:  Ortofon

Ortofon Cadenza Blue 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 Blue employs a Nude FG 70 stylus with a very thin ruby cantilever. The improved winding process of the armature ensures better channel balance than any model that came before it. The styling is the same as adorned by it's kin, and the build-quality reflects Ortofon's 100% commitment to a reputable product, and happy customers.

The soundstage of the Cadenza Blue is wide, open and grandiose as soon as you take it out of the box. Micro dynamics and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions creating a full and involving performance. The Blue also reaches a very high degree of definition in the perspective, which is very present. It is true to the music with a tremendous clarity.



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


Channel Balance at 1kHz:

< 1.2dB

Channel Separation at 1kHz:

> 23dB

Channel Separation at 15kHz:

> 15dB

Frequency Range (at -3dB):

20 Hz - 50 kHz

Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:


Tracking Ability at 315Hz:

Typically 80μm

Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:

12μm / mN

Stylus Type:

Nude FG70



Stylus Tip Radius r / R:

6 / 70μm

Tracking Force Range:

2.2 - 2.7g (22 - 27mN)

Recommended Tracking Force:

2.5g (25mN)

Tracking Angle:


Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:

Recommended Load Impedance:

50 - 200Ω

Cartridge Body Material:

Stainless Steel Aluminium

Cartridge Colour:

Blue / Black

Cartridge Weight:



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