Ortofon Cadenza Red MC Cartridges

Ortofon Cadenza Red

  • Product Code: Cadenza Red
  • £875.00

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 Ortofon 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 introductory cartridge in the Cadenza Series is the Red model. The Ortofon Cadenza Red is a stylish, high-quality cartridge that boasts a nude fine line stylus with a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40µm, allowing the diamond to a read significant amount of the recorded information. The internal coils are made from 6NX (99.9999%) pure silver wire for optimal signal generation, and the improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance for good stereo imaging.

The Ortofon Cadenza Red delivers a sound performance that is open and dynamic, with a touch of warmth. It is more relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic when compared to the Ortofon Cadenza Blue. It also has a great space and depth in the stereo image. All-in, it is a very capable high-end cartridge.

Key Features:

Delivers open, dynamic sound with a touch of warmth

Relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic with great space and depth in the stereo image

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

Stainless steel aluminium cartridge body

Nude Fine Line stylus profile with cylindrical aluminium cantilever

 

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Moving Coil
Cartridge Body Stainless Steel Aluminium
Stylus Type Nude Fine Line
Cantilever System Aluminium
Output Voltage 450 μV (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 - 500Ω
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 Ortofon 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 introductory cartridge in the Cadenza Series is the Red model. The Ortofon Cadenza Red is a stylish, high-quality cartridge that boasts a nude fine line stylus with a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40µm, allowing the diamond to a read significant amount of the recorded information. The internal coils are made from 6NX (99.9999%) pure silver wire for optimal signal generation, and the improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance for good stereo imaging.

The Ortofon Cadenza Red delivers a sound performance that is open and dynamic, with a touch of warmth. It is more relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic when compared to the Ortofon Cadenza Blue. It also has a great space and depth in the stereo image. All-in, it is a very capable high-end cartridge.

Key Features:

Delivers open, dynamic sound with a touch of warmth

Relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic with great space and depth in the stereo image

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

Stainless steel aluminium cartridge body

Nude Fine Line stylus profile with cylindrical aluminium cantilever

 

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Moving Coil
Cartridge Body Stainless Steel Aluminium
Stylus Type Nude Fine Line
Cantilever System Aluminium
Output Voltage 450 μV (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 - 500Ω
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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