Ortofon Cadenza Blue MC Cartridges

Ortofon Cadenza Blue

  • Product Code: Cadenza Blue
  • £1,299.00

Cadenza Series

The Cadenza Series of high-end Moving Coil (MC) cartridges was born out of the success of Ortofon's Kontrapunkt and MC Jubilee models. Though these models are amongst the most popular Ortofon has ever produced, the Danish cartridge masters still decided to develop a new range that was even more ambitious.

The name Cadenza comes from the Italian word for cadence, and refers to the section in a concert where the orchestra stops playing, leaving the soloist to play alone in free time without a strict, regular pulse. A Cadenza can be written or improvised, but it's usually the most elaborate and virtuosic part the solo instrument plays during the whole piece. It therefore seemed fitting that such a capable and nuanced cartridge series should use the same name.

By carefully implementing cobalt-iron pole pieces,  using new improved winding processes on the armature, and employing an extruded aluminium housing - amongst other changes - the Cadenza Series is able to out-perform all those that came before it. Like other modern ranges, the Cadenza Series is structured in Ortofon's preferred colour-tier nomenclature; so there are Red, Blue, Bronze, Black and Mono (White) variants available to suit varying budgets and tastes. 

As with all modern Ortofon ranges, the second cartridge in the Cadenza Series is the Blue model. The Ortofon Cadenza Blue is a high-quality cartridge that boasts a Nude FG 70 stylus with a very thin ruby cantilever. The improved winding process of the armature ensures better channel balance than any model that came before it at the price. The styling is the same as adorned by it's kin, and the build-quality reflects Ortofon's 100% commitment to a reputable product, and happy customers.

The soundstage of the Ortofon Cadenza Blue is wide, open and grandiose as soon as you take it out of the box. Micro dynamics and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions creating a full and involving performance. The Ortofon Cadenza Blue also reaches a very high degree of detail and positioning. It is a true to the music cartridge with a tremendous clarity.

Key Features:

Greater dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details

Micro dynamic and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions

Internal coils made from 6NX (99.9999%) pure silver wire

Stainless steel aluminium cartridge body

Nude FG 70 stylus profile with thin ruby cantilever

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Moving Coil
Cartridge Body Stainless Steel Aluminium
Stylus Type Nude FG70
Cantilever System Ruby
Output Voltage 500μV (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 50 kHz (at -3dB)
Tracking Force Range 2.2 - 2.7g (22 - 27mN)
Tracking Force (Recommended) 2.5g (25mN)
Recommended Load Impedance 50 - 200Ω
Compliance 12μm / mN
Vertical Tracking Angle 20º
Weight 10.7g

1 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

Cadenza Series

The Cadenza Series of high-end Moving Coil (MC) cartridges was born out of the success of Ortofon's Kontrapunkt and MC Jubilee models. Though these models are amongst the most popular Ortofon has ever produced, the Danish cartridge masters still decided to develop a new range that was even more ambitious.

The name Cadenza comes from the Italian word for cadence, and refers to the section in a concert where the orchestra stops playing, leaving the soloist to play alone in free time without a strict, regular pulse. A Cadenza can be written or improvised, but it's usually the most elaborate and virtuosic part the solo instrument plays during the whole piece. It therefore seemed fitting that such a capable and nuanced cartridge series should use the same name.

By carefully implementing cobalt-iron pole pieces,  using new improved winding processes on the armature, and employing an extruded aluminium housing - amongst other changes - the Cadenza Series is able to out-perform all those that came before it. Like other modern ranges, the Cadenza Series is structured in Ortofon's preferred colour-tier nomenclature; so there are Red, Blue, Bronze, Black and Mono (White) variants available to suit varying budgets and tastes. 

As with all modern Ortofon ranges, the second cartridge in the Cadenza Series is the Blue model. The Ortofon Cadenza Blue is a high-quality cartridge that boasts a Nude FG 70 stylus with a very thin ruby cantilever. The improved winding process of the armature ensures better channel balance than any model that came before it at the price. The styling is the same as adorned by it's kin, and the build-quality reflects Ortofon's 100% commitment to a reputable product, and happy customers.

The soundstage of the Ortofon Cadenza Blue is wide, open and grandiose as soon as you take it out of the box. Micro dynamics and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions creating a full and involving performance. The Ortofon Cadenza Blue also reaches a very high degree of detail and positioning. It is a true to the music cartridge with a tremendous clarity.

Key Features:

Greater dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details

Micro dynamic and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions

Internal coils made from 6NX (99.9999%) pure silver wire

Stainless steel aluminium cartridge body

Nude FG 70 stylus profile with thin ruby cantilever

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Moving Coil
Cartridge Body Stainless Steel Aluminium
Stylus Type Nude FG70
Cantilever System Ruby
Output Voltage 500μV (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 50 kHz (at -3dB)
Tracking Force Range 2.2 - 2.7g (22 - 27mN)
Tracking Force (Recommended) 2.5g (25mN)
Recommended Load Impedance 50 - 200Ω
Compliance 12μm / mN
Vertical Tracking Angle 20º
Weight 10.7g

1 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

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