Ortofon Cadenza Black High end Moving Coil Cartridge

Ortofon Cadenza Black High end Moving Coil Cartridge


What we Say:

The Ortofon Cadenza Black sits at the top of the Cadenza Series. Cadenza is the top range of Moving coil cartridges from Ortofon, only the limited edition Ti Windfeld and Anna Models sit above them. If you are looking for a high end moving coil cartridge the Ortofon Cadenza Black should be on your list or products to audition. We sell all of the Cadenza range from the red to the black and always have at least two models on permanent demonstration.

Please get in touch if you would like to hear it in your system.

As with most moving coil cartridges the stylus is not replaceable on Cadenza. Instead Ortofon offer a trade in scheme which offers a generous allowance towards you replacement cartridge.

Visit the following web page to find out more. http://www.henleyaudio.co.uk

You can find out more about the other cartridges available from DNA Audio by following this link: https://dnaaudio.co.uk/product_brand/ortofon/

Ortofon Cadenza black Specification.

Output Voltage: 0.33mV

Frequency Range: 20-60,000Hz

Stylus Profile: Nude Shibata

Capacitance: >10 Ohms

Weight: 10.7g

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What they say:

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

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.

Review quote MC Cadenza Black

Hi-Fi World April 2010
Reviewed by Noel Keywood

“…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…”


The Cadenza series

At Ortofon we constantly look for new technology to be used in our products and push the performance of existing technology. Thus we assure the highest level of performance and quality. The Kontrapunkt models and MC Jubilee became market standards and are among our most popular cartridges. Nevertheless Ortofon decided to develope a new cartridge series that is even more ambitious.

By carefully implementing cobalt-iron pole pieces, new improved winding process on the armature, using extruded aluminium housing in the models as well as other changes, we have been able to reveal new possibilities in performing the analogue information. It was also decided to make a more complete range of cartridges, which meant an introduction of a moving coil Cadenza Mono model to support our customers, who have an extended interest in micro groove mono records.

Each of the five Cadenza Series cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations:

  • MC Cadenza Mono is a true mono cartridge for playing mono microgroove vinyl records
  • MC Cadenza Red delivers open, dynamic sound with a touch of warmth
  • MC Cadenza Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details
  • MC Cadenza Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements
  • MC Cadenza Black is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording

The story about Cadenza

Cadenza (from Italian: meaning cadence) refers to a portion of a concert in which the orchestra stops playing, leaving the soloist to play alone in free time, without a strict, regular pulse. A cadenza can be written or improvised. It’s usually the most elaborate and virtuosic part the solo instrument plays during the whole piece. At the end of the cadenza, the orchestra re-enters, and generally finishes off the movement.

During the 19th century, composers began to write cadenzas out in full. Others wrote cadenzas for works, where the composer had intended for the solo to be improvised, in order for the soloist to have a well formed solo that they could practice in advance. Some of these have become so widely played and sung that they are effectively a part of the standard repertoire.