Ortofon Cadenza MC Cartridge (Display Unit)

R52,140.00 R29,990.00 Incl. VAT

Cadenza Black is optimized for amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics, and purity of sound.

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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.

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

MC Cadenza Series’ accessories included the package

  • 1 x Stylus brush, fibre
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • Leadwires, pair LW-6N
  • Screws, pair M2,5 x 3
  • Screws, pair M2,5 x 5
  • Screws, pair M2,5 x 6


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)
*) Typical value

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

Additional information

Weight 0.0107 kg


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