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Ortofon Cadenza Red MC Phono Cartridge - On Exchange


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Ex VAT: 554.17

RRP: £825.00


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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 (price for exchange with specific old Ortofon models) 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.

We also sell the higher model Ortofon Cadenza Blue, Ortofon Cadenza Bronze, Ortofon Cadenza Mono and Ortofon Cadenza Black.


This price is for an Ortofon Cadenza Red on exchange. This means you must send us an equivalent Ortofon cartridge in exchange for this brand new one before we ship your order. The age and/or condition of the cartridge does not matter. Equivalent models we can accept include:

HMC 10 (Quartz) X1-MCP MC 30 Supreme MC 15 Super MK II MC 5000
HMC 20 (Quattro) X5-MC MC 25 E MC 20 Super MK II MC 7500
HMC 30 (Quasar) MC 20 MKII MC 25 FL MC 30 Super MK II MC A90
MC 1 Turbo MC 10 Supreme MC 70 MC 2000 MK II MC Winfeld
MC 3 Turbo MC 20 Supreme MC 10 Super MK II MC 3000 MK II MC Xpression
MC Cadenza Red MC Jubilee MC Rohmann MC Vivo Blue Rondo Blue
MC Cadenza Blue MC Kontrapunkt A MC Tango MC X 5 Rondo Bronze
MC Cadenza Bronze MC Kontrapunkt H MC Samba MCP X 1 (T4P) MC Valencia
MC Cadenza Black MC Kontrapunkt B MC Salsa Mono CA 25 DI MC Venice
MC Cadenza Mono MC Kontrapunkt C MC Vivo Red Rondo Red MC Vienna


After placing your order, please send your old cartridge back to us enclosing your order number. Please note: the value of your cartridge will vary - please contact us for more information.

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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