Quintet Black S

£679.00
  • Light weight and durable cartridge body
  • Neodymium magnets are implemented to achieve an optimal output
  • Produces detailed and pure reproduction though-out the spectrum, volume and soundstage

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Quintet Series

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 Black S is graced with a Nude Shibata diamond, considered one of the best stylus profiles available, mounted on a high-performance sapphire cantilever. The Shibata’s slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the walls of the groove and ensures detailed and pure reproduction through out the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove details.

The Quintet Black S is unfettered by musical genre and will give the closest approach within the Quintet series to Ortofon’s true accuracy in sound.

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

Key Features:

  • Light weight and durable cartridge body made from a special ABS (Acrylonitrile/Butadiene/Styrene) thermoplastic material
  • Neodymium magnets are implemented to achieve an optimal output
  • Produces detailed and pure reproduction though-out the spectrum, volume and soundstage
  • Low internal impedance makes the cartridge less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with the widest range of preamps and transformers
  • Supplied with 2 screws (M2.5 x 5)
  • Nude Shibata stylus profile

Technical Data

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 0.3mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: <1.0dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: >23dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: >15dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20 Hz - 25 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± 1.5dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: 80μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 15μm / mN
Stylus Type: Nude Shibata
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.
Coil Wire Material:   Aucurum
Cartridge Colour: Black
Cartridge Weight: 9g

FAQ

What is a Moving Coil cartridge?

Moving Coil (MC) cartridges generate an electrical signal by moving a tightly wound coil between two magnets. The movement is created by the cantilever, which houses the diamond stylus at its end and rides within the modulations of a record groove.

As opposed to Moving Magnet (MM) cartridges, MC designs are more difficult to produce - but often result in a more nuanced sound. For that reason, they are also often more expensive and boast better components than MM designs.

For more on cartridge technology, read our informative article.


How do I install my cartridge?

Cartridge installation takes time and requires a level of understanding for the turntable/tonearm you are fiiting to. We've created a comprehensive guide, available here, which will help you through each step of the procedure.

However, if at any time you feel uncomfortable with the task at hand, be sure to contact us or your local retailer for assistance.


What if I break my Moving Coil cartridge?

The Ortofon Moving Coil Cartridge Exchange Scheme is designed to help existing Ortofon customers update or renew their Moving Coil cartridge in a much more cost-effective way.

Through the scheme, Ortofon offer a trade-in value for the current range of moving coil cartridges, as well as an extensive list of discontinued models. Through this program, we are able to help customers upgrade, replace or slightly downgrade their current phono cartridge in a more economical way than usual. 

Find out more here.

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