Art Audio Composer Solo Turntable - Ortofon TA-110 Arm and Cadenza Cartridge

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Technically the Composer turntables are second to none. They consist of a plinth made from black anodized aluminum machined to a tolerance of +/- 0.01mm which is mounted on three machined aluminum feet.   

To ensure rotational stability, the Composer has a dual motor design.  These two AC motors provide excellent torque and when matched paired with the Phase 1 Power Supply, you can achieve flawless speed control.  

We then have the first centrally mounted CNC machined subplatter that is perfectly concentric and balanced, If desired, our second high mass sub-plater can be added.  It adds mass, improves rotational stability and gives a strobe marking, (ideal for fine tuning speeds with the Phase 1 power supply). Then you have the  solid “Acetal” acrylic platter. These are machined and polished to a flawless black finish.  Additionally, there is a clear perspex cover system that literally encapsulates the deck when not it use, protecting it from dust, etc. 

The Ortofon TA-110 9" tonearm is the perfect arm for this table.  The Composer Solo was designed to work best with a 9" tonearm and the TA-110 is a perfect match.

To Quote The Absolute Sound from their 2016 Buyer's Guide:

"Ortofon's TA-110 tonearm is an outstanding value.  This statically balanced, gimbal-type arm uses a Baerwald-style armtube, Ortofon's highest-quality bearings, and a detachable headshell, and includes a very good, 6N, high purity copper cable...

What the TA-110 does, it does very well.  Utilizing its experience in vibration analysis, Ortofon injects rubber into a slit in the armtube…, dampening resonances and yielding an arm with remarkable transparency, low coloration and precise, natural soundstage...”

Cadenza Red

The sound picture of Cadenza Red is relaxed, homogeneous, and moderately dynamic and has great space and depth in the stereo image.

The Cadenza Red model is using a Nude Fine Line stylus with a cylindrical aluminum cantilever. The stylus tip radius is r/R 8/40 µm. The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999 %) pure silver wire.

An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance.

It was well reviewed here:

Cadenza Blue

Cadenza Blue is true to the music with a tremendous clarity.

The Cadenza Blue model is using a Nude FG 70 stylus with a very thin ruby cantilever.  The coils are made from 6NX (99.9999 %) pure silver wire.  An improved winding process on the armature allows a better channel balance.

The soundstage of Cadenza Blue is wide open and grandiose straight out of the box. Micro dynamic and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions. It reaches a very high degree of definition in the perspective, which is very present.

It was well reviewed here:

Cadenza Bronze

Cadenza Bronze is a true high-end reference cartridge, conveying music with supreme precision, impact and dynamics.

The Cadenza Bronze model is using a Replicant 100 stylus and a conical aluminum cantilever.  The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire.  Field Stabilizing Element/FSE, is used for optimal linearity especially during complex crescendo passages.

Cadenza Bronze stereo imaging capabilities illuminate the farthest corners of the soundstage in all three dimensions.

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Cadenza Black

Cadenza Black is optimized for an amazing tonal neutrality, dynamics and purity of sound.

The Cadenza Black model is using a Nude Shibata stylus with a boron cantilever. The effective mass of the stylus/cantilever system is extremely low due to the use of a very thin boron rod. This material is extremely stiff and even more lightweight than aluminium.It also uses the WRD/Wide Range Damping-system applied for MC Windfeld, MC A90, MC Anna, Xpression and MC A95 cartridges, controlling the high and low frequency damping separately.The coil wire is the famous Ortofon Aucurum wire, which is a gold plated 6NX copper wire.

Cadenza Black is high performing on areas like detail, consistency and sound staging.

It was well reviewed here:

If you are interested in a different Ortofon Cartridge, please Contact Us and we can get you a custom quote.

This table is available in a black anodized aluminum finish.  If you would like a custom color, they are available and please contact us. 

This table is made to order in the UK and will ship in 4-6 weeks.  Arm & Cartridge will ship separately and will require assembly.