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 Red model is using a Nude Fine Line stylus with a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40 µm.
The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999 %) pure silver wire.
An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance.
Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec - 0,45 mVChannel balance - < 1,5 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 - +3/-1Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 80 μmCompliance, dynamic, lateral - 12 μm/mNStylus type - Nude Fine Line on Alu cantileverStylus tip radius - r/R 8/40Tracking 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 - 50-500 OhmCartridge body materia - Stainless steel AluminiumCartridge colour - Red/BlackCartridge weight - 10,7 g