Ortofon Cadenza Bronze Moving Coil Cartridge

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A little background info... Cadenza (from Italian: meaning cadence) refers to a portion of a concerto 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 that 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.


The Ortofon Cadenza Bronze The 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. A Field Stabilizing Element, FSE, is used for optimal linearity especially during complex crescendo passages. Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics. Its stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions.

Ortofon Cadenza Bronze Technical Data

  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 400 μV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz < 1 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz > 24 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz > 20 dB
  • Frequency range at - 3dB 20 - 55 kHz
  • Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz +1,5
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 80 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral 12 µm/mN
  • Stylus type Nude Ortofon replicant,, conical aluminium
  • Stylus tip radius r/R 5/100 µm
  • Tracking force range 2,2-2,7 g (22-27 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended 2,5 g (25 mN)
  • Tracking angle 23°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance 5 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance 50-200 Ohm
  • Cartridge body material Stainless steel / Aluminium
  • Cartridge colour Bronze/Black
  • Cartridge weight 10,7 gram

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