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    Join Date: Sep 2014

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    Default new cartridge on its way .

    ive just bought a candenza black to compare against the decca c4e,ive secretly wanted to try one since owning the 2m black so it will be an interesting comparison.
    which one will come out on top i wonder?
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS tonearm,Ortofon Cadenza Black,Decca C4E cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    ive just bought a candenza black to compare against the decca c4e,ive secretly wanted to try one since owning the 2m black so it will be an interesting comparison.
    which one will come out on top i wonder?
    Wow Jamie, you are going for it lately!! What amplifier so you use? Random I know 😆

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    Wow!! Another one joining the Ortofon Cadenza B club
    Have I ever said I'm a big fan by any chance ? !!

    Don't expect a cart that throws in your face ballsy excitement at you - it doesn't impose itself.

    It is very neutral, digs deep and gets hold of whats been recorded \ the music.

    Expect the qualities of what the 2MB does but even more refinement and detail \ information of texture timbre and seperation of individual parts and nuances.

    Plays all genres with poise and balance - I love mine unashamedly
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-919 Complete overhaul, upgraded, re-capped. Caps upgraded from 4 x 15,000 uf to 4 x 20,000 uf-inside original oval caps. All glue and 'black flags' removed
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with Eichmann Silver Bullet plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Mission 752 Freedom
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Wow Jamie, you are going for it lately!! What amplifier so you use? Random I know ��

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    i know its getting frightening! im still using the sony 700es amp.
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS tonearm,Ortofon Cadenza Black,Decca C4E cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie123 View Post
    i know its getting frightening! im still using the sony 700es amp.
    Ok, yes. Now I remember. Cheers! You'll be after a new amp next 🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieGong View Post
    Wow!! Another one joining the Ortofon Cadenza B club
    Have I ever said I'm a big fan by any chance ? !!

    Don't expect a cart that throws in your face ballsy excitement at you - it doesn't impose itself.

    It is very neutral, digs deep and gets hold of whats been recorded \ the music.

    Expect the qualities of what the 2MB does but even more refinement and detail \ information of texture timbre and seperation of individual parts and nuances.

    Plays all genres with poise and balance - I love mine unashamedly
    it should make for an interesting comparison then!
    i must admit im very excited to hear it,should be with me by monday
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS tonearm,Ortofon Cadenza Black,Decca C4E cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Can we have an Ortofon group? I may be about to join too. Albeit not with a Cadenza Black.

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    Technics SP10 MK2 > Phonomac AT-1010 tonearm > ZYX R50 Bloom cartridge > Jolida JD9 MKII > Firebottle Monoblocks > Creek OBH-11SE Headphone Amp > IXOS Speaker Cables > Pioneer CS-77A Speakers

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    You'll be glad to know Jamie it isn't as painful to set up as the 2MB.

    Still requires careful meticulous setup and vta sensitive - slightly negative rake too like the other Shibata Ortofons in my experience.
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-919 Complete overhaul, upgraded, re-capped. Caps upgraded from 4 x 15,000 uf to 4 x 20,000 uf-inside original oval caps. All glue and 'black flags' removed
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with Eichmann Silver Bullet plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Mission 752 Freedom
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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    sweet,i looking forward to being able to see a cantilever again!
    My System/ Yamaha NS1000M speakers, Townsend Elite rock 2 turntable,,Alphason HR-100S-MCS tonearm,Ortofon Cadenza Black,Decca C4E cartridge ,Sony 700ES Amp,Sony X555ES CD Player, Nakamichi ca5 pre amp ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    Can we have an Ortofon group? I may be about to join too. Albeit not with a Cadenza Black.

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    Thought the same a few times myself Oliver. We kind of have one anyway I guess lot of fans about..
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-919 Complete overhaul, upgraded, re-capped. Caps upgraded from 4 x 15,000 uf to 4 x 20,000 uf-inside original oval caps. All glue and 'black flags' removed
    Turntable - Modified Technics SL1210 MK5G
    Mike New precision bearing, bearing base plate, ETP Platter
    Micro Seiki MA-202 tonearm, rewired, hybrid ceramic bearings
    Ortofon Cadenza Black moving coil cartridge
    Yannis Tome 423.5 Silver-Litz tonearm cable with Eichmann Silver Bullet plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
    Isonoe Isolation Feet
    Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules), DCSXL pure-silver DC lead with Jaegar low impedance connector
    CDP - Pioneer PD-91
    Speakers - Mission 752 Freedom
    QED Silver Spiral speaker cable, Airlock plugs - bare wire amp end.
    Mains - Ultra Pure silver plated un-switched socket, Missing link EPS 500 silver plated plugs with Hi-Fi Tuning gold plated silver ceramic 13 amp fuses

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