Ortofon Cadenza Black Moving Coil Cartridge


Nude Shibata MC Cartridge

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The Cadenza Black model uses 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, controlling the high and low frequency damping separately.

Cadenza Black is optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound.


  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 0,3 mV
  • Frequency range at – 3dB 20 – 60.000 Hz
  • Frequency response 20 kHz – 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, 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 Aluminium
  • Cartridge colour Black/Black
  • Cartridge weight 10,7 gram

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