Ortofon Cadenza Bronze MC Cartridges

Ortofon Cadenza Bronze

  • Product Code: Cadenza Bronze
  • £1,499.00

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 third cartridge in the Ortofon Cadenza Series is the Bronze model. The Ortofon Cadenza Bronze is a premium cartridge that boasts a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminium cantilever. The coil wire used is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold-plated version of the popular 6NX copper wire. A Field Stabilizing Element (FSE) is used for optimal linearity, especially during complex crescendo passages, making this cartridge perfect for classical genres.

The Ortofon Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics. Its stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions, creating an uncompromising, involving performance.

Key Features:

Stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions

More details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements

Internal coils from the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire

Stainless steel aluminium cartridge body

Replicant 100 stylus profile with conical aluminium cantilever

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Moving Coil
Cartridge Body Stainless Steel Aluminium
Stylus Type Nude Ortofon Replicant
Cantilever System Conical Aluminium
Output Voltage 400μV (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 55kHz (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 23º
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 third cartridge in the Ortofon Cadenza Series is the Bronze model. The Ortofon Cadenza Bronze is a premium cartridge that boasts a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminium cantilever. The coil wire used is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold-plated version of the popular 6NX copper wire. A Field Stabilizing Element (FSE) is used for optimal linearity, especially during complex crescendo passages, making this cartridge perfect for classical genres.

The Ortofon Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics. Its stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions, creating an uncompromising, involving performance.

Key Features:

Stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions

More details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements

Internal coils from the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire

Stainless steel aluminium cartridge body

Replicant 100 stylus profile with conical aluminium cantilever

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Moving Coil
Cartridge Body Stainless Steel Aluminium
Stylus Type Nude Ortofon Replicant
Cantilever System Conical Aluminium
Output Voltage 400μV (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 55kHz (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 23º
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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