Ortofon Cadenza Black
Ortofon Cadenza Black

Ortofon Cadenza Black

3.499 €
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MC Capsule

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It is the maximum expression of the Cadenza concept, a term from Italian that refers to the portion of a concert in which the orchestra stops playing, allowing the soloist to play alone without time limitations or a regular or strict pulse. A cadenza can be written or improvised and, as a general rule, is the most elaborate and virtuosic part that the solo instrument performs during the entire work. At the end of the cadenza, the orchestra re-enters the scene and generally completes the movement. The Cadenza Black takes this ambitious goal to the next level by combining a Shibata Nude stylus with a boron cantilever, a combination that makes the effective mass of the needle/cantilever system extremely low as a result of the use of a very thin boron rod.

It should be especially noted that boron is an extraordinarily rigid material and even lighter than aluminum, to which is added the use of a sophisticated Wide Bandpass Damping (WDR) system developed by Ortofon that controls the damping level of high and low frequencies separately. In terms of overall design, the Cadenza Black has been optimized to provide astonishing tonal neutrality, dynamics and sonic purity, with exceptional performance in areas such as level of detail, coherence and sound staging.


  • Reference moving coil (MC) cartridge.
  • Precision mounted iron and cobalt pole pieces.
  • Output voltage of 0.33 mV at 1 kHz and 5 cm/s.
  • Frequency response: 20 - 60,000 Hz (cutoff points at -3 dB).
  • Recommended Load Impedance: MC/>10 Ohm.
  • Tracking Ability: 90 um (at 315 Hz).
  • Dynamic Compliance: 16 um/mN.
  • Recommended Support Force: 2.3 grams.
  • Body of entirely metal construction.
  • Field Stabilizing Element (FSE).
  • For reading arms of moderate and high mass.
  • Capsule holder/Cable included.
  • Weight: 10.7g.
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Ortofon Cadenza Black

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