|Warranty length||2 Years|
Output voltage @1kHz 5cm/sec: 500 uV
Channel balance: < 1.2 dB
Channel separation @1kHz: > 23 dB
Channel separation @15kHz: > 15 dB
Freq range at -3dB: 20Hz - 50kHz
Freq response @20Hz - 20kHz: + 2/0
Tracking ability (recm force): 980 um
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 12 um/mN
Stylus: Nude FG 70 ruby cantilever
Stylus tip radius: r/R 6/70
Track force range: 2, 2-2, 7g (22 - 27mN)
Tracking recommended: 2.5g (25 mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance/DC resistance: 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance: 50 - 200 Ohm
Material: Stainless steel aluminium
Cartridge Colour: Blue/Black
Cartridge Weight: 10.7g
The Ortofon Cadenza Blue is a replacement for the Kontrapunkt B, with a nude FG70 stylus, ruby cantilever and improved winding process that offers better channel balance and dynamics over the Cadenza Red. With a wide, open soundstage, a high level of detail, it's a musical and enjoyable cartridge to listen to.
As an alternative to the Cadenza Red and as an entry point into high end phono cartridges, the Cadenza Blue offers the best of Ortofon's moving coil designs, allowing you to enjoy more of the magic stored in the grooves of your records.
"Musical, out of the box sound, allied to real finesse, makes this a great do-it-all high end moving coil." (Hi-Fi World Magazine World Standards)
21 Apr 2013The mains block is a sturdy and well built piece of kit.
The sockets really grip the plugs so you are assured of a really good electrical contact.
The power lead is relatively flexible and well made.
As for the important point of sound, it has the same qualities as the Super Constrictor mains lead, thus you are magnifying the effect of reduced noise, increased dynamics, etc.
It is not cheap, however quality really is and it is built to last, recommended.