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  1. #91
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    Thread resurrection..........
    Does anyone know for sure whether a Cadenza Black will fit on an Ekos?
    I know the Cadenza has recessed cart pins, but the head shell on an Ekos is kinda small.
    Anyone?

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    Don't know the answer for sure but the Ortofon carts mate up to the headshell with 3 raised sections so it needs a flat surface to sit on
    See the picture in the brochure

    https://www.ortofon.com/media/14808/mc-cadenza.pdf


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    I used a Kontrapunkt B in my Linn LVIII arm for many years. I see absolutely no reason why a Cadenza Black wouldn’t do same as cartridge body is identical. I still use a Ortofon Cadenza Black but it now sits in a Origin Live arm.
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    Thanks for the replies guys.
    I'm aware of the raised ribs on top of the Cadenza, which is to allow for azimuth adjustment apparently?
    Its been quite a while since I had a look at the underside of the Ekos head shell, but I'm pretty sure its flat.
    My main concern is the length of the cart, as the Ekos head shell is pretty short, along with cart-lead dressing.
    Any other comments gratefully received.

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    At last I have managed to get hold of a very nice clean low usage Kontrapunkt b after waiting a few months for one to come up. I was inspired after borrowing a KB earlier this year and now look forward to using one as my main cartridge replacing the mighty 2M black.

    I only had the KB for a week but it convinced me that this was the MC cartridge that not only delivered the goods but also gelled with my system perfectly with great synergy. I feel the KB likes valve amplification which has been alluded to in many recent reviews. The search for an MC cartridge that truly sounded outstanding has been a long one as I have listened to many in my system and others and have often been left uninspired. Not so the Kontrapunkt b,this has all the qualities I was looking for and more so I am really chuffed to now actually own one.

    Thanks to those who have helped me in this search. I look forward to listening to this beautiful cartridge and re discovering my record collection!

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    Fantastic Jimbo.
    The Kontrapunkt b is an excellent mc.
    It was the first mc i ever heard when Angus-Phonomac brought his over when he first delivered my Sansui AU-919.
    I was immediately struck by how refined it was.
    After that i moved to mc - all have been Ortofon
    Looking forward to your feedback once you've span a good few more albums
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    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 KLEI Pure Silver Harmony plugs
    Ebony armboard
    Audio Technica MS-8 Magnesium headshell, Ortofon pure silver headshell leads
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    It's great isn't it.

    Now if a Vienna comes up!...........,

    Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieGong View Post
    Fantastic Jimbo.
    The Kontrapunkt b is an excellent mc.
    It was the first mc i ever heard when Angus-Phonomac brought his over when he first delivered my Sansui AU-919.
    I was immediately struck by how refined it was.
    After that i moved to mc - all have been Ortofon
    Looking forward to your feedback once you've span a good few more albums
    I think we maybe Ortofon fans Rob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman80 View Post
    It's great isn't it.

    Now if a Vienna comes up!...........,

    Lol

    Would love to hear a Vienna, maybe I will soon....

  10. #100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    I think we maybe Ortofon fans Rob!
    Whatever gave you that impression ?!!
    My System:
    Amplification - Sansui AU-alpha 707 DR
    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 KLEI Pure Silver Harmony 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 - Spendor D7
    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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