The Cadenza Black is the flagship of the popular Cadenza range of Moving Coil cartridges. It employs a pristine-cut Nude Shibata stylus with a boron cantilever. The effective mass of the stylus/cantilever system is extremely low due to the use of a very thin boron rod; this material is extremely stiff and even more lightweight than aluminium, making it a real premium component choice.
Reference AV say:
“ The Ortofon Cadenza range offers incredible performance at their respective price points. The Cadenza Black is at the pinnacle of that range and produces a level of sound quality far above what one can reasonably expect for the investment involved. We loved the Cadenza Black from the moment we heard it, so we have it on permanent demonstration in our Reference stereo system. ”