Ortofon Quintet Red Cartridge

Ortofon

Ortofon Quintet Red Cartridge

Price
£249.00
A perfect introduction to the world of Ortofon moving coils.

Enter the Exclusive world of Ortofon’s famous moving coil sound

  • The Quintet Red is a perfect introduction to the world of Ortofon moving coils.
  • It features an Elliptical diamond which is cut and polished to Ortofon’s standards.
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  • This entry-level MC cartridge has very high price-to-performance ratio and is a perfect all-rounder for the newcomers to the world of Moving Coil cartridges.
  • MC Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.
  • The ST-7 transformer is a perfect match for the MC Quintet Red cartridge.
  • LH-4000 headshell is specially recommended for MC Quintet cartridges series. 

Ease of use

Top-mounting of the Quintet cartridges is easy and secure using the screws supplied. The aluminium frame has threaded mounting holes and is fitted easily with the 5mm or 7mm screws depending on the thickness of the headshell.  

The Quintet series’ right angles, straight lines, stylus visibility and ample distance between the record surface and the cartridge’s bottom will make it easy to mount and align the cartridge and tonearm correctly. The Quintet Series gives excellent results with most common tonearms.

The Quintet Story

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 has introduced about 100 different Moving Coil models. They believe the cartridges in this new series are more than worthy successors to the long line of models that has made them the global leader in the manufacture and supply of phono cartridges.

The MC Quintet Series is a direct result of our continued research and innovation

The MC Quintet Series is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration:

  • 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.

in the box

  • 1 x Stylus brush
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 5
Specifications
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:
Recommended Load Impedance: >20Ω
Cartridge Body Material: ABS/Alu.
Cartridge Colour: Red
Cartridge Weight: 9g

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