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Ex Demonstration Ortofon HiFi CADENZA BRONZE
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Awarded 5 Globes in Hi-Fi World, August 2009.
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 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.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 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.
Output voltage at 1 kHz 5cm/sec - 500µV
Channel balance - < 1.2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - >23 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - >15 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 * - 80µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 12 µm/mN
Stylus type - Nude Ortofon Replicant
Cantilever - Conical aluminium
Stylus tip radius - r/R 5/100
Tracking force range - 2.2 - 2.7g ( 22 - 27 mN )
Tracking force recommended - 2.5g ( 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 - 10.7g
* Typical value
Comments of Note:
This Review was a combined review of both the Cadenza Blue and the Cadenza Bronze:
"...if you want to hear what vinyl can sound like and enjoy the magic of good analogue then this is the starting point..."
"Ortofon are able to make technically near-perfect cartridges, free of blemishes and limitations..."
"...combine beauty with accuracy, a combination that has me enthralled..."
"Both cartridges are, aurally, a fantastic experience."
"They are also supremely even and svelte:the sound stage stretches wide, instruments and singers have vivid life..."
"The Blue was challengingly fast and deeply detailed..."
"The initial impact is hair trigger-fast and the decay of the drum kept dry and controlled...torrent of fine detail...with a sweetness of tone of that only good analogue can manage, I was impressed as ever by this cartridge..."
"The Blue...had striking insight and a vividly fast and detailed delivery..."
"...the Bronze offers a richer and even more musically engaging experience."
"(the Bronze)...has the same beautifully formed bass of the Blue, that is both tight and powerful, a richer lower midband that seemingly knits bass to midrange..."
"I worked through old originals from the 1960s onwards, right up to new recordings and pressings...both cartridges were a great experience."
"Both these new Cadenza cartridges are a fantastic hi-fi experience."
"Yes, they are expensive but if you have the money their sound borders on magically beautiful."
Hi-Fi World, August 2009
Reviewed by: Noel Keywood
Score: 5 Globes
Product Code: ORTCBR
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