I am interested in the Ortofon Cadenza Red, but not a lot of reviews out on this particular cartridge and doesn't seem to be discussed as much as the Cadenza Bronze or Black (but these out of my budget). I was hoping for some feedback on the sonic characteristics of the Red - warm side of neutral, neutral, bright side of neutral, etc… Lively/Dynamic? Relaxed/Sweet? Resolving/Full-Rich?
I previously had the Quintet Black and thinking of moving up to the Cadenza Red depending on what I get in return. My tube phono preAmp is the Zesto Andros 1.2 and will go at VPI 3d tonearm and table. Speakers are Sonus Faber Olympica 3 with a Primaluna HP Integrated Tube Amp. Thanks in advance.
The Cadenza Red and 3D arm sound like it would be a great match. VPI states the 3D arm was designed using the Quintet Black and VPI has praised most Ortofon cartridges. If that's your budget, then yes!