Jerry Raskin's NeedleDoctor

TD160 -- Thu, 08/26/2010 - 03:05

My complements to Jerry Raskin's NeedleDoctor ad in TAS 206 (p29) and in most TAS mag issues, the "mainstreet" (affordable) prices of Ortofon cartridge range proves you don't need to be a milionare, the "el cheapo" Ortofon Samba ($285) and Salsa ($375) moving coils have had some good HIFI World reviews, lets hope for a TAS review.
http://www.needledoctor.com/Brand-Stores/Ortofon_4;jsessionid=vT5nM2YBghcdTLQhQ0XhNG57yHTfGLnJh1ljp6ycJSQKNBZnqyMn5fYsDw2cJpypKyLwgtLvjn4kptWyvnTG1yC363TTThQTP6xrw12kL2hvnZtG65JF7KhBXCjGLJT1!1423017548

TD160 -- Thu, 08/26/2010 - 03:23

The new Ortofon Cadenza - Mono ($1120), Red ($1120), Blue ($1540), Bronze ($1960) & Black ($2380) are new and have taken over from the Kontrapunkt mc's if you got a bit more money in your pocket to spend.
Thank you Jerry and TAS !

TD160 -- Wed, 11/10/2010 - 07:55

Well it looks like Ortofon has made some changes in the Cadenza mc range over the Kontrapunkt mc range:

Cadenza Black like Ortofon Jubilee: boron cantilever, nude Shibata stylus (6/50).

Cadenza Bronze like Ortofon Rohmann: conical aluminium cantilever, nude Ortofon replicant stylus (5/100).

Cadenza Blue like Ortofon Kontrapunkt b: ruby cantilever, nude Fritz Geiger 70 stylus (6/70).

Cadenza Red like Ortofon Kontrapunkt a: aluminium cantilever, nude fine line (8/40).

Robert Harley -- Sun, 08/29/2010 - 22:23

The new issue (October) includes a review of the Ortofon Rondo Red. You might have noticed that we're big fans of the $99 Ortofon 2M Red.

TD160 -- Mon, 08/30/2010 - 07:45

Thank you Robert,
I have the Ortofon 2M red on my Rega P1 and Denon DL110 on my thorens TD160 (1972), I use Cambridge Audio 640p phono pre-amp , Today picked up a Pro-ject RPM-5.2 and Ortofon 2M Bronze, and have set the tracking force at 1.5g, the sound of the 1980s Chicago 17 LP has an engaging and revealing voice, the combo looks good and is worth every cent.

john195 -- Wed, 01/19/2011 - 02:12

Lovers of the the old Ortofon MC15 Super mk2 will love the replacement "el cheapo" Salsa:
Super fine line stylus
380uV output
20hz - 35000hz  frequency range.

TD160 -- Wed, 01/19/2011 - 03:25

Good one man. I've got a Ortofon MC15 MK2 on my Thorens TD125 MK2 (1972)!

class a -- Wed, 02/23/2011 - 18:42

        Just put a Ortofon 2m Blue on my 25yr old Linn Sondek lp12. Really added more detail to my Aerial 6's. While I had the cart put on the Tech that
         installed it also hook up my TT to a Sound Technology 1700B distortion analyzer & a the FM was aligned by a Sound Technology 1000A. The Linn
         never sounded better.

TD160 -- Sat, 08/13/2011 - 09:14

Thanks for the feedback. What a bargain the Ortofon 2m blue is! :-)

TD160 -- Sat, 08/13/2011 - 09:15

looks like Jerrys got some Cambridge Audio 640p phono preamps on sale !
http://www.needledoctor.com/Cambridge-Audio-Azur-640P-Phono-Preamp?sc=7&category=37086
Go get them.
On sale $179.

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