The Cadenza Red model is using a Nude Fine Line stylus with a
cylindrical aluminium cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40 µm.
The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999 %) pure silver wire.
An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance.
Positive Feedback August 2016
Reviewed by John Hoffman
"... in the case of the Ortofon Cadenza Red, I can tell you without a
doubt that you are getting what you pay for, of that I am 100% certain.
My first impression of the Cadenza Red is this cartridge has an
astonishingly natural portrayal of the midrange, and this sole
characteristic would make it worth owning...
... There is indeed a separation between good and great moving coil
cartridges, and the Cadenza Red is certainly in the field where the
excellent ones reside in...
..The Cadenza Red is never a cartridge that is in a hurry so to
speak, as it encourages a person to experience every facet of an album,
and enjoy it on many different levels...
...The Red is intended to be liquid, refined, flowing, with a slightly burnished warmth that is easy to get hooked on...
...The design team at Ortofon has done a splendid job voicing the
Cadenza Red, and creating a cartridge that is inviting and easy to
listen to, yet capable of presenting the entire palette of shading and
texture that may be captured in a recording. This cartridge is a
wonderful find for those hobbyists who value an emotionally involving
listening experience, where the highlights are tone, harmonic density,
and a rich presentation..."
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