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Ortofon Cadenza Blue MC Phono Cartridge

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Ortofon

Tech Specs

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

Product Description

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.

Exchanges Available

You can get the Ortofon Cadenza Blue on exchange for as low as £1049 (this is the maximum possible discount for exchanging another cartridge. The value of your cartridge will vary and the discount available may be less for other model cartridges. Please contact us to double check pricing for exchange with your cartridge model).

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


Press Reviews

  • "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)

Customer Reviews

  • David Waterman

    21 Apr 2013

    The 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.
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