The sound picture of the Cadenza Red is more relaxed, homogeneous and moderately dynamic in the perspective compared to the Cadenza Blue. It also has a great space and depth in the stereo image.
Reference AV say:
“ The Ortofon Cadenza Red is the enrty point to the excellent Cadenza line, and offers simply incredible value for money. Whilst it share many of the characteristics of the other Cadenza carts, the red offers a fuller and more relaxed presentation. ”