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Ortofon MC Cadenza Bronze Cartridge

Ortofon MC Cadenza Bronze Cartridge

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Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics.

The Cadenza Bronze model is using a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminium cantilever.
The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire.
Field Stabilizing Element/FSE, is used for optimal linearity especially during complex crescendo passages.

Cadenza Bronze stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions.

STYLUS RAKE ANGLE (SRA)

With a complex stylus shape like the Replicant 100, there must be special attention paid to positioning the diamond in the groove.

The Stylus Rake Angle (SRA - see figure) is very important to the performance of the Replicant 100 stylus, and the long contact surface (the sharp edge) of the diamond should be almost perpendicular to the record surface when viewed from the side. The angle between the record surface and the cantilever is close to 23 degrees when SRA is 90 degrees.

A perfect starting point is to set the tonearm parallel to the record surface and to use the recommended tracking force. The contact surface will be close to perpendicular to the record surface with this setting. The SRA can now gradually and carefully be changed be adjusting VTF and, if necessary, the tonearm height. The target should be an SRA around 92 degrees, determined by the listening experience. In other words, the point of the stylus should point slightly towards the tonearm base.

MC Cadenza Series' accessories included the package

  • 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

THE CADENZA SERIES

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. It was also decided to make a more complete range of cartridges, which meant an introduction of a moving coil Cadenza Mono model to support our customers, who have an extended interest in micro groove mono records.

Each of the five Cadenza Series cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations:

MC Cadenza Mono is a true mono cartridge for playing mono microgroove vinyl records

MC Cadenza Red delivers open, dynamic sound with a touch of warmth

MC Cadenza Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details

MC Cadenza Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements

MC Cadenza Black is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording

THE STORY ABOUT CADENZA

Cadenza (from Italian: meaning cadence) refers to a portion of a concert in which 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. It’s usually the most elaborate and virtuosic part the solo instrument plays during the whole piece. At the end of the cadenza, the orchestra re-enters, and generally finishes off the movement.

During the 19th century, composers began to write cadenzas out in full. Others wrote cadenzas for works, where the composer had intended for the solo to be improvised, in order for the soloist to have a well formed solo that they could practice in advance. Some of these have become so widely played and sung that they are effectively a part of the standard repertoire.

Specifications

Specifications

Technical Data Bronze
Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec 400 μV
Channel balance < 1,2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz > 24 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz > 20 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB 20 Hz - 55 kHz
Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±1,5
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) 80 μm

Compliance, dynamic, lateral

12 μm/mN
Stylus type Nude Ortofon

Replicant

Conical alu

Stylus tip radius r/R 5/100
Tracking force range 2,2-2,7 g (22-27 mN)
Tracking force recommended 2,5 g (25 mN)
Tracking angle 23º
Internal impedance, DC resistance 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance 50-500 Ohm
Cartridge body material

Stainless steel

Aluminium

Cartridge colour Bronze/Black
Cartridge weight 10,7 g

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Our aim is to dispatch goods within 2 working days of an order being placed. Please allow 5 working days from the time of your order to receipt of item. If an order is expected to take longer than this our order fulfillment department will contact you to inform you of this.

Where multiple items are ordered, we will dispatch them all in one package. If you have ordered any special or customized items, or items otherwise not immediately available, we will dispatch the order when all items are available. If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact us and we will do are very best to help you.