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 Blue is a very homogeneous cartridge whose sound image will tend to more smooth reproduction compared to Quintet Red and moderate dynamic strength compared to Quintet Bronze.
It features a Nude Elliptical diamond mounted on an aluminium cantilever. The Quintet Blue will bring more space, depth and detail into the sound and is a very good choice for any kind of music, especially rhythmic.
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):
|Channel Balance at 1kHz:
|Channel Separation at 1kHz:
|Channel Separation at 15kHz:
|Frequency Range (at -3dB):
||20 Hz - 25 kHz
|Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:
|Tracking Ability at 315Hz:
|Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:
||15μm / mN
|Stylus Tip Radius r / R:
||8 / 18μm
|Tracking Force Range:
||2.1 - 2.5g (21 - 25mN)
|Recommended Tracking Force:
|Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
|Recommended Load Impedance:
|Cartridge Body Material: