At Ortofon we constantly look for new technology to be used in our products and push the performance of existing technology. Thus we assure the highest level of performance and quality. The Kontrapunkt models and MC Jubilee became market standards and are among our most popular cartridges. Nevertheless Ortofon decided to develope a new cartridge series that is even more ambitious.
By carefully implementing cobalt-iron pole pieces, new improved winding process on the armature, using extruded aluminium housing in the models as well as other changes, we have been able to reveal new possibilities in performing the analogue information.
The Cadenza Blue model is using a Nude FG 70 stylus with a very thin ruby cantilever.The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999 %) pure silver wire.An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance.
The soundstage of Cadenza Blue is wide open and grandiose straight out of the box. Micro dynamic and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions. It reaches a very high degree of definition in the perspective, which is very present.
Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec - 0,5 mVChannel balance - < 1,2 dBChannel separation at 1 kHz - > 23 dBChannel separation at 15 kHz - > 15 dBFrequency range at -3 dB - 20 Hz - 50 kHzFrequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz - +2/-1Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 80 μmCompliance, dynamic, lateral - 12 μm/mNStylus type - Nude FG 70 on Ruby cantileverStylus tip radius - r/R 6/70Tracking force range - 2,2-2,7 g (22-27 mN)Tracking force recommended - 2,5 g (25 mN)*) Typical value
Tracking angle - 20ºInternal impedance, DC resistance - 5 OhmRecommended load impedance - 50-200 OhmCartridge body material - Stainless steel AluminiumCartridge colour - Blue/BlackCartridge weight - 10,7 g