Ortofon Cadenza Black
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), 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 optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound. It is high performing on areas like detail, consistency and sound staging.
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Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.
Channel balance at 1 kHz
< 0,8 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz
Channel separation at 15 kHz
Frequency range at - 3dB
20 - 60.000 Hz
Frequency response 20 kHz - 20 kHz
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
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)
Internal impedance, DC resistance
Recommended load impedance
Cartridge body material
Stainless steel Aluminium