Romantic-Sounding Ortofon Cadenza Bronze MC Phono Cartridge Astounds in All Crucial Areas: Superb Neutrality, Transparency, Resolution, Tracking, Dynamics, Imaging, and More
A reference MC cartridge by any measure, Ortofon's Cadenza Bronze conveys music with smashing precision, musicality, and dynamics. Employing a Replicant 100 stylus, conical aluminum cantilever, and Ortofon's famous Aucurum 6N gold-plated copper wire, the Cadenza Bronze is an analog lover's dream. It possesses superb resolution, able to illuminate the furthest reaches of the soundstage, and does so with striking warmth and musicality. In a world of excellent phono cartridges, Cadenze Bronze shines as a superior design.
"If you want an Ortofon with a dash of warmth, the Bronze might be just the ticket."
– The Absolute Sound, Editors' Choice Award
"Now the music thundered out into the room, and I stopped wondering what the musicians were using in the studio and enjoyed the music. Every LP I played sprang from my loudspeakers with a such a beautifully honed clarity and vivid dynamics that I spent evenings happily transfixed."
– Hi-Fi World
Channel balance: < 1 dB
Channel separation: 24 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB: 20Hz-55kHz
Tracking ability: 80 µm
Compliance: 12 µm/mN
Stylus type: Nude Ortofon replicant, conical aluminum cantilever
Stylus tip radius: r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking force range: 2.2-2.7g, 2.5g recommended
Tracking angle: 23°
Internal impedance: 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance: 50-200 Ohm
Body material: Stainless steel/aluminum
Body color: Black with Bronze accents
Cartridge weight 10.7g