Hello to everyone.
I’m thinking upgrade my Sumiko Amethyst cartridge & swap to the Cadenza Red.
Is it an upgrade indeed?
If anyone uses one, can describe the sound signature of the cadenza red???
Thanks in advance.
Hello to everyone.
With a Naim phono stage? Ortofon and Naim aren’t a great match.
With another phono stage, it could work.
The Sumiko carts have known synergy with the SL-1200 and Naim MM stages though, so whether an upgrade or not as a cart, I couldn’t say. Very few Sumiko users here (me and maybe just two other if that) and Sumiko SL-1200 users? Just you and I (though I use the lesser Moonstone).
Now you tell me, and I enjoyed my SPU Royal N into a superline so much too.
I don’t believe there’s an issue with the Superline. The Stageline N and built in MM stages have some unusual loading that relies a great deal on cartridge synergy more than strict compatibility.
Even so, I’m sure some people use Ortofon with Stageline N or similar and to their ears it sounds fine.
I had an Ortofon Cadenza Red on my Rega RP8 for a few years and found it to be very good. I used the Stageline S into NAC202/NAP200DR combination and it all seemed to work well. I would say it was a good choice. I only replaced it when the stylus became worn.
Thank mate for the feedback.
Can you please describe the sonic color of the cartridge??
I enquired with a dealer a couple of years ago about how the Cadenza red would sound in comparison to my Hana SL. He told be it would be leaner with a bit more attack, ( for want of better words). I decided to stay with the Hana, which I like and am used to.
Don’t know if that is any help.
Its difficult to describe its sonic colour. However, I found it to sound very natural with good dynamics and clear presentation. I particularly liked the midrange and its ability to convey vocals in a realistic way. Treble is well defined. It was able to track well and was sympathetic to some of my older more worn records. Hope this helps.
Thank you for your response.
It was trully helpful.
How about bass reproduction???
The bass was good. Most of the music I like the bass is important. Marcus Miller, Level 42, Pink Floyd etc. However I can’t say how it would compare with a Sumiko Amethyst.