Ortofon MC Cadenza Bronze Moving Coil Cartridge



全鑽石針頭, Ortofon Repl. 100 型鑽石針, 唱頭 The story about Cadenza Cadenza (from Italian: meaning cadence) refers to a portion of a concert in which the orchestra stops playing, leaving the soloist to play alone in free time, without a strict, regular pulse. A cadenza can be written or improvised. It’s usually the most elaborate and virtuosic part the solo instrument plays during the whole piece. At the end of the cadenza, the orchestra re-enters, and generally finishes off the movement. During the 19th century, composers began to write cadenzas out in full. Others wrote cadenzas for works, where the composer had intended for the solo to be improvised, in order for the soloist to have a well formed solo that they could practice in advance. Some of these have become so widely played and sung that they are effectively a part of the standard repertoire. 丹麥 Ortofon Cadenza 動圈式唱頭 自 Ortofon Kontrapunkt 及 MC Jubilee 兩大唱頭系列開始,已成為黑膠唱頭市場的標準。擔當著取替此兩系列的 Cadenza,Ortofon 將鈷鐵桿接合及線圈繞製技術加以改良,使聲­音既通透細緻且動態凌厲。Cadenza 是意大利文 “節奏的意思”,也就是 Ortofon 設計此唱頭系列的原意,所以每個 Cadenza 唱頭都擁有動靜佳宜、收放自如的­音樂重播表現。Cadenza 系列動圈唱頭,不但能延續以往產品所銘定標準,而且更將 Ortofon 的領導地位步向另一里程碑。 丹麥 Ortofon Cadenza Bronze 動圈式唱頭 Cadenza Bronze 唱頭採用Replicant 100 唱針和圓錐型鋁制針臂。線圈採用著名的高度風(Ortofon) Aucurum線——鍍金6NX銅線。磁場穩定元件(FSE)用於在播放複雜的高潮樂段時保證線圈線性。 Cadenza Bronze是一款真正的高端監聽級唱頭,所播放音樂音準高、衝擊感強且動感十足。身歷聲像能力能夠保證其延伸到3D音場的最遠端。


Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics.

The Cadenza Bronze model is using a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminium cantilever.
The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire.
Field Stabilizing Element/FSE, is used for optimal linearity especially during complex crescendo passages.

Cadenza Bronze stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions.


With a complex stylus shape like the Replicant 100, there must be special attention paid to positioning the diamond in the groove.

The Stylus Rake Angle (SRA - see figure) is very important to the performance of the Replicant 100 stylus, and the long contact surface (the sharp edge) of the diamond should be almost perpendicular to the record surface when viewed from the side.  The angle between the record surface and the cantilever is close to 23 degrees when SRA is 90 degrees.

A perfect starting point is to set the tonearm parallel to the record surface and to use the recommended tracking force. The contact surface will be close to perpendicular to the record surface with this setting. The SRA can now gradually and carefully be changed be adjusting VTF and, if necessary, the tonearm height. The target should be an SRA around 92 degrees, determined by the listening experience. In other words, the point of the stylus should point slightly towards the tonearm base.


MC Cadenza Series' accessories included the package

  • 1 x Stylus brush, fibre
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • Leadwires, pair LW-6N
  • Screws, pair M2,5 x 3
  • Screws, pair M2,5 x 5
  • Screws, pair M2,5 x 6

The Cadenza series

At Ortofon we constantly look for new technology to be used in our products and push the performance of existing technology. Thus we assure the highest level of performance and quality. The Kontrapunkt models and MC Jubilee became market standards and are among our most popular cartridges. Nevertheless Ortofon decided to develope a new cartridge series that is even more ambitious.

By carefully implementing cobalt-iron pole pieces, new improved winding process on the armature, using extruded aluminium housing in the models as well as other changes, we have been able to reveal new possibilities in performing the analogue information. It was also decided to make a more complete range of cartridges, which meant an introduction of a moving coil Cadenza Mono model to support our customers, who have an extended interest in micro groove mono records.

Each of the five Cadenza Series cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations:

MC Cadenza Mono is a true mono cartridge for playing mono microgroove vinyl records

  • MC Cadenza Mono is a true mono cartridge for playing mono microgroove vinyl records
  • MC Cadenza Red delivers open, dynamic sound with a touch of warmth
  • MC Cadenza Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details
  • MC Cadenza Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements
  • MC Cadenza Black is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording