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Ortofon Cadenza Bronze vs Dynavector XX2

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    Posted: 04 Oct 2022 at 5:48pm
I don't know why, but I can't get used to the sound of the Dynavector XX-2. I come from a black Quintet and before that from a Super om 40 and consequently I got used to the Ortofon sound. For the same price I was looking at the Cadenza Bronze which I think is fine with my P******t Evolution 9 arm. What do you think?
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Sorry that I haven't owned those cartridges but they are well regarded so I suggest going with your ears.
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Hi Vicenzo,
Shame the XX-2 is not working for you.
I don't have experience of the Cadenza Bronze but I used the Cadenza Blue for many years and
can strongly recommend it.
The Blue has quite a 'vivid' sound and tracks superbly. Beautifully made too.
The Bronze is reputed to sound warmer than the Blue.
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Sorry your cartridge change did not work out to your liking. Maybe give it a little more time.

If it's not working out at that point then maybe decide what to do.

Sometimes sticking with a brand you know well and are familiar with is better than constantly trying something new. I personally went full circle with carts and I'm now back to using something very similar to what I was using 10 years ago.

Good luck whatever you decide.
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Yes, what you say is not wrong. I'll wait and try other arm and phono pre-settings. If so many people are satisfied with it, is there a reason?
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Originally posted by Fatmangolf Fatmangolf wrote:

Sorry that I haven't owned those cartridges but they are well regarded so I suggest going with your ears.
That's always very good advice.
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You may already have tried using the AccMC's EQ options to slightly alter the sound of your XX-2, possibly to make it more like the Ortofon sound you like. Would that help you?
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