Ortofon Cadenza Black

Product Code: ORC039


ex-vat: £ 1,749.17

The Cadenza series of cartridges represents an update of the acclaimed and highly successful Kontrapunkt series. The Ortofon Cadenza Black is the top model in the range. It features a Nude Shibata stylus with a boron cantilever, and incorporates Ortofon’s Field Element Stabilising technology, which improves channel separation, and minimises dynamic distortion and intermodulation.

Ortofon describes the Cadenza Black as “optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound.”

Press Reviews

“The Black offered a beautifully smooth, svelte and expansive sound stage. It has generous stage depth and always sounds relaxed and in control of proceedings…. If you are looking for an ultimately smooth and sophisticated sonic delivery from LP, Ortofon’s new Cadenza Black is as good as it gets at what is a ‘reasonable’ price.”



Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5 cm/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 -3 dB
20 Hz to 60 kHz
Frequency response
20 Hz to 20 kHz, +1.5/0 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force
90 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
16 µm/mN
Stylus type
Nude Shibata
Stylus tip radius
r/R 6/50 µm
Tracking force range
2.0 to 2.5 g (20 to 25 mN)
Recommended tracking force
2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle
Internal impedance, DC resistance
5 Ohms
Recommended load impedance
>10 Ohms
Cartridge body material
Stainless steel/aluminium
Cartridge colour
Cartridge weight
10.7 g