Ortofon MC Cadenza Black Phono Cartridge
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MC Cadenza Black
The Cadenza Black model is using a Nude Shibata stylus with a boron cantilever. The effective mass of the stylus/cantilever system is extremely low due to the use of a very thin boron rod. This material is extremely stiff and even more lightweight than aluminium.
It also uses the WRD/Wide Range Damping-system applied for MC Windfeld, MC A90, MC Anna, Xpression and MC A95 cartridges, controlling the high and low frequency damping separately.
The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire.
Cadenza Black is high performing on areas like detail, consistency and sound staging.
MC Cadenza Series' accessories included
- 1 x Stylus brush, fibre
- 1 x Screwdriver
- Leadwires, pair LW-6N
- Screws, pair M2,5 x 3
- Screws, pair M2,5 x 5
- Screws, pair M2,5 x 6
MC Cadenza Black Specifications
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 0.33 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - < 0.8 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - > 27 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - > 20 dB
Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz - +1.5/0
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *- 90 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 16 µm/mN
Stylus type - Nude Shibata on Boron cantilever
Stylus tip radius - r/R 6/50 µm
Tracking force range - 2.0-2.5 g (20-25 mN)
Tracking force, recommended - 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle - 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance - > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material - Stainless steel Aluminum
Cartridge color - Black/Black
Cartridge weight - 10.7 gram