Ortofon

MC Cadenza Black

Moving coil cartridge

"...the Black uses many moving parts of the A90...
...sound....is weighty and satisfyingly rhythmic...
...the Black offered a beautifully smooth, svelte and expansive sound stage. It has generous stage depth and always sounds relaxed and in control of proceedings...
...If you are looking for an ultimately smooth and sophisticated sonic delivery from LP, Ortofon's new Cadenza Black is as good as it gets at what is a 'reasonable' price...
...the Black is a lovely cartridge...
Hi-Fi-World---5-globesHi-Fi World
April 2010
Reviewed by Noel Keywood

Technical data

Regular price $2,999.00
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Moving coil cartridge

"...the Black uses many moving parts of the A90...
...sound....is weighty and satisfyingly rhythmic...
...the Black offered a beautifully smooth, svelte and expansive sound stage. It has generous stage depth and always sounds relaxed and in control of proceedings...
...If you are looking for an ultimately smooth and sophisticated sonic delivery from LP, Ortofon's new Cadenza Black is as good as it gets at what is a 'reasonable' price...
...the Black is a lovely cartridge...
Hi-Fi-World---5-globesHi-Fi World
April 2010
Reviewed by Noel Keywood

Technical data

  • 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)
  • 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