Ortofon Cadenza Mono

Product Code: ORC050


ex-vat: £ 832.50

The Cadenza series of cartridges represents an update of the acclaimed and highly successful Kontrapunkt series. The Ortofon Cadenza Mono is based on the Cadenza Red design, but optimised for playback of monaural records. It features a nude fine line stylus and a cylindrical aluminium cantilever. Pin configuration is the standard four, so that both pairs of pins can be connected to a stereo phono stage for mono reproduction.

You haven’t really heard your mono records at their best without a mono cartridge like the Cadenza Mono.

Press Reviews

“Tonal qualities of the instruments were nicely textured and displayed…The Mono seemed unperturbed by musical genre, and tracked perfectly through the most worn and damaged records that I could find…. The results are tightly timed, awash with musical detail and colour, undisturbed by sonic nasties….An insightful, detailed and musical cartridge.”



Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5 cm/sec
0.45 mV
Frequency range at -3 dB
20 Hz to 50 kHz
Frequency response
20 Hz to 20 kHz, -3 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force
70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
12 µm/mN
Stylus type
Nude fine line
Stylus tip radius
r/R 8/40 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 500 Ohms
Cartridge body material
Stainless steel/aluminium
Cartridge colour
Cartridge weight
10.7 g