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Ortofon MC Cadenza Bronze Moving Coil Cartridge

Ortofon

  • 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

$3,299

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.

Weight 10.7 g
Brand

Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec 0.4 mV
Channel balance < 1 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 on conical alu cantilever
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 23º
Internal impedance, DC resistance 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance 50-200 Ohm
Cartridge body material Stainless steel / Aluminum
Cartridge colour Bronze/Black

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