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Ortofon Cadenza Red MC Phono Cartridge

 

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Ortofon

Tech Specs

Technical Data: Red
Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec: 450 uV
Channel balance: > 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz: > 23 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz: > 15 dB
Frequency range at -3dB: 20 Hz - 50 kHz
Frequency response at 20 Hz - 20 kHz: + 3/-1
Tracking ability (at recommended force): 80 um
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 12 um/mN
Stylus type: Nude Fine Line aluminium
Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/40
Tracking force range: 2, 2-2, 7 g (22 - 27 mN)
Tracking force recommended: 2, 5g (25 mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance, DC resistance: 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance: 50 - 500 Ohm
Material: Stainless steel aluminium
Cartridge Colour: Red/Black
Cartridge Weight: 10.7 g

Product Description

The Ortofon Cadenza Red is a replacement for the Kontrapunkt A and offers measurably better performance with a taste of high end analogue performance for a reasonable price. Features include nude fine line stylus with a aluminium cantilever. In contrast to lower Ortofon moving coil cartridges, the Cadenza Red offers better channel balance and stunning dynamics.

With a wide, open soundstage, and a high level of detail, it's a musical and enjoyable cartridge which is smoother and more musical than most 'lesser' moving coil cartridges.

 

Press Reviews

  • "The Cadenza Red has something approaching the outstanding qualities of Ortofon's pricer Cadenza Blue. It gives a convincing impression of correct balance and proportion, and premises long term listening satisfaction." (Hi-Fi News Magazine Yearbook 2012)

  • "Bass was accurate, extended and open-sounding, helping the cartridge's ability to offer realistic studio perspectives. It never sounded forced or flurried, but in its unstressed manner made you want to carry on listening" (Hi Fi News Magazine, July 2012)

  • "...sailed through with a with a naturalness that came from really secure tracking..." (Hi Fi News Magazine, July 2012)

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