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Ortofon Cadenza Red MC Cartridge

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The introductory model to the popular Cadenza series. A stunning moving coil cartridge for the price.

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The introductory cartridge to the coveted Cadenza series of high-end moving coil pick-up cartridges is the Cadenza Red. This stylish, high-quality cartridge boasts a nude fine line stylus with a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40µm. The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999%) pure silver wire. An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance for good stereo imaging.

The sound picture of the Cadenza Red is more relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic in the perspective compared to the Cadenza Blue. It also has a great space and depth in the stereo image.



Manufacturer Ortofon
Cartridge Body Material Stainless Steel Aluminium
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus Red / Black
Cantilever Aluminium
Channel Balance at 1kHz < 1.2dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz > 23dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz > 15dB
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 12μm / mN
Frequency Range (at -3dB) 20 Hz - 50 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz +3 / -1
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance 50Ω
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec) 450 μV
Recommended Load Resistance 50 - 500Ω
Recommended Tracking Force 2.5g (25mN)
Stylus Tip Radius R 8 / 40
Stylus Type Nude Fine Line
Tracking Ability (at 315Hz) Typically 80μm
Tracking Angle 20º
Tracking Force Range 2.2 - 2.7g (22 - 27mN)
Weight 0.1070

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Moving Coil Cartridge


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