Ortofon Cadenza Black
The Cadenza Black model is using 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 applied for MC Windfeld | MC A90 | MC Anna | Xpression) | controlling the high and low frequency damping separately. The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire | which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire.
Cadenza Black is optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality | dynamics and purity of sound. It is high performing on areas like detail | consistency and sound staging.
Output voltage at 1000 Hz | 5cm/sec.0 | 3 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz< 0 | 8 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz> 27 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz> 20 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB20 - 60.000 Hz
Frequency response 20 kHz - 20 kHz+1 | 5/0
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)90 µm
Compliance | dynamic | lateral16 µm/mN
Stylus typeNude Shibata on Boron cantilever
Stylus tip radiusr/R 6/50 µm
Tracking force range2 | 0-2 | 5 g (20-25 mN)
Tracking force | recommended2 | 3 g (23 mN)
Internal impedance | DC resistance5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance> 10 Ohm
Cartridge body materialStainless steel Aluminium
Cartridge weight10 | 7 gram