High Quality Audio Equipment

Ortofon Cadenza Mono

  • £999.00
  • Product Code: ORTCMO



Awarded 5 Globes in Hi-Fi World, May 2011.


The Cadenza Mono model is made with a nude fine line stylus and a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. For easy use the pins are connected so you get the same signal from both pairs of connecting pins. The stylus radius is r/R 8/40 µm.

Sharing internal build with the Cadenza Red and with optimized adjustments for mono playback the sound is relaxed, homogeneous and moderate.

Find your old records as well as new micro groove mono records and experience the Cadenza Mono.


Technical data:

Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec - 450 μV

Frequency range at -3 dB - 20 Hz - 50 kHz

Frequency response - 20 Hz - 20 kHz -3

Tracking ability at 315 Hz (at recommended tracking force) - 70 μm

Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 12 μm/mN

Stylus type - Nude fine line, Al. cantilever

Stylus tip radius r/R - 8/40

Tracking force range - 2,2-2,7 g (22-27 mN)

Tracking force recommended - 2,5 g (25 mN)

Tracking angle - 20º

Internal impedance, DC resistance - 5 Ohm

Recommended load impedance - 50-500 Ohm

Cartridge body material - Stainless Steel Aluminium

Cartridge colour - Natural/Black

Cartridge weight - 10,7 g


Hi-Fi World, May 2011

Reviewed by: Tony Bolton

Score: 5 Globes

Comments of Note:

"Tonal qualities of the instruments were nicely textured and displayed..."

"...found the Mono seemed unperturbed by musical genre, and tracked perfectly through the most worn and damaged records that I could find."

"If you have many monophonic records...then a dedicated mono cartridge is most definately the best way to play them."

"The results are tightly timed, awash with musical detail and colour...undisturbed by sonic nasties."

"An insightful, detailed and musical cartridge..."

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