Nothing demonstrates Ortofon's long-standing resilience more than its commitment to the refinement of analogue sound quality and its continued development of new cartridge models. Since 1948 Ortofon have introduced about 100 different moving coil models, with their latest being the Quintet Series.
Ortofon believe the cartridges in this new series are more than worthy successors to the long line of models that have made Ortofon the global leader in the manufacturing and supplying of phono cartridges.
The Quintet Red features an Elliptical diamond which is cut and polished to Ortofon’s high standards. This entry-level MC cartridge has very high performance standard and is a perfect all-rounder for the newcomers to the world of Moving Coil cartridges. MC Quintet Red delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.
The MC Quintet Series is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without colouration.
A special ABS (Acrylonitrile/Butadiene/Styrene) thermoplastic material is used for manufacturing of the body. This light-weight, impact resistant material is very suitable for injection-moulding and provides a very durable scratch resistant surface.
Neodymium magnets are implemented to achieve an optimal output.
Low internal impedance makes the cartridge less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with the widest range of preamps and transformers.
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 0.5mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: <1.5dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: >21dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: >14dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20 Hz - 25 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± 2.5dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: 65μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 15μm / mN
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 6 / 50μm
Tracking Force Range: 2.1 - 2.5g (21 - 25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.3g (23mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 7Ω
Recommended Load Impedance: >20Ω
Cartridge Body Material: ABS/Alu.
Cartridge Colour: Red
Cartridge Weight: 9g
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