For over 100 years, Denmark’s Ortofon has focused on quality sound. After pioneering the now ubiquitous use of moving coil technology in phono cartridges in 1948, Ortofon secured its reputation as the manufacturer of some of the most reliable and musical phono cartridges available.
The MC Cadenza Black, the virtuosic peak of the company’s moving coil Cadenza line, uses a Nude Shibata stylus with an extremely stiff and lightweight boron cantilever. The cartridge is optimized for maximum tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound. We also carry the high-performance moving coil Windfeld Ti, whose “relatively sweet, lush midrange” and “harmonically generous” presentation garnered praise from Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer.