• Ortofon MC Cadenza Black
  • Ortofon MC Cadenza Black
  • Ortofon MC Cadenza Black

Ortofon MC 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), 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. 


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 Output Voltage 0.33 mV @ 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.
Channel Separation

<27 dB @ 1kHz

>20 dB @ 15 kHz

Channel Balance

<0.8 dB @ 1kHz

Frequency Range

20-60,000 Hz at 3dB

Frequency Response

20 kHz - +1.5/0

Tracking Ability

90µm @ 315 Hz at recommended tracking force

Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral


Stylus Type

Nude Shibata on Boron Cantilever

Stylus Tip Radius

r/R 6/50 µm

Tracking Force Range

2.0 - 2.5g (20-25 mN)

Tracking Force, Recommended

2.3g (23 mN)

Tracking Angle


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 grams

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