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Ortofon Cadenza Red Moving Coil Cartridge

$1,849.00 inc. GST

The Cadenza Red delivers open, dynamic sound with a touch of warmth.

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The sound picture of Cadenza Red is relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic and have great space and depth in the stereo image.

The Cadenza Red model is using a Nude Fine Line stylus with a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40 µm.

The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999 %) pure silver wire.

An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance.

Hi-Fi News July 2012
Group test

“…From the start, the Cadenza Red dispensed an air of calm. It was tonally neutral, with a smooth and natural mid and treble…

…Bass was accurate, extended and open-sounding, helping the cartridge’s ability to offer realistic stereo perspectives…”

Technical Data

Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec – 0.45 mV
Channel balance – < 1.5 dB Channel separation at 1 kHz - > 23 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz – > 15 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB – 20 Hz – 50 kHz
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz – +3/-1
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) – 80 μm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral – 12 μm/mN
Stylus type – Nude Fine Line on Alu cantilever
Stylus tip radius – r/R 8/40
Tracking force range – 2.2-2.7 g (22-27 mN)
Tracking force recommended – 2.5 g (25 mN) *Typical value
Tracking angle – 20º
Internal impedance, DC resistance – 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance – 50-500 Ohm
Cartridge body material – Stainless steel Aluminium
Cartridge colour – Red/Black
Cartridge weight – 10.7 g

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