Ortofon Cadenza Bronze

Product Code: ORC038


ex-vat: £ 1,499.17

The Cadenza series of cartridges represents an update of the acclaimed and highly successful Kontrapunkt series. The Ortofon Cadenza Bronze is the third model in the range. It features a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminium cantilever. Coils are made of gold plated 6NX copper wire. In addition, the Cadenza Bronze incorporates Ortofon’s Field Element Stabilising technology, which improves channel separation, and minimises dynamic distortion and intermodulation.

Ortofon describes the Cadenza Bronze as “a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics.”

Press Reviews

“The 2M Bronze is distinctive…bass comes across as light but tight… Highly detailed and insightful..”



Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5 cm/sec
0.4 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz
< 1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz
> 24 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz
> 20 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB
20 Hz to 55 kHz
Frequency response
20 Hz to 20 kHz, +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
Stylus tip radius
r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking force range
2.2 to 2.7 g (22 to 27 mN)
Recommended tracking force
2.5 g (25 mN)
Tracking angle
Internal impedance, DC resistance
5 Ohms
Recommended load impedance
5 to 200 Ohms
Cartridge body material
Stainless steel/aluminium
Cartridge colour
Cartridge weight
10.7 g