Ortofon MC Cadenza Bronze Moving Coil Cartridge
Moving Coil Cartridge with Nude Ortofon Replicant Diamond Stylus on a Conical Aluminium Cantilever
Cadenza Bronze Adds Even More Details and Resolution but in a Very Evenhanded Way that Pays Respect to All Elements of the Music
Designed & Made In Denmark
The Ortofon Cadenza Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all the elements of the music.
Cadenza (from Italian: meaning cadence) refers to a portion of a concert 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 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.
Ortofon are constantly looking for new technology to be used in their products and push the performance of existing technology. Thus they assure the highest level of performance and quality. The Ortofon Kontrapunkt models and MC Jubilee became market standards and are among their most popular cartridges. Nevertheless Ortofon decided to develop a new cartridge series that is even more ambitious.
By carefully implementing cobalt-iron pole pieces, new improved winding process on the armature, using extruded aluminium housing in the models as well as other changes, they have been able to reveal new possibilities in extracting the analogue information.
True High End: Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics. The Ortofon 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 Stabilising 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.
In The News
"...The Cadenza Bronze is certainly a top flight cartridge, and its performance reflects Ortofons substantial engineering resources and manufacturing experience...
...Cadenza Bronze is an excellent tracking cartridge, and its ability to minimise surface noise will be an attribute that can be appreciated by any perspective owner....
...The Bronze certainly has the ability to extract all the fine detail contained in a recording, and excels at all the audiophile approved tasks. Performers are clearly defined, tonal balance is evenly reproduced, and dynamic contrasts are faithfully recreated. The touch of warmth that Ortofon have infused into the design, results in a cartridge with an easy going nature, which invites a person to listen for hours on end" Positive Feedback ISSUE 51 September/October 2010 Reviewed by John Hoffman
Main Features & Specifications
- 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 - 55,000Hz
- Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz - +/-1.5 dB
- Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 80 μm
- Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 12 μm/mN
- Stylus type - Nude Ortofon Replicant on conical aluminium 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 Aluminium
- Cartridge colour - Bronze/Black
- Cartridge weight - 10.7 g
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years Against Manufacturing & Materials Defects
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.