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.
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 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.
Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec - 0.5 mV Channel balance - < 1.5 dB Channel separation at 1 kHz - > 21 dB Channel separation at 15 kHz - > 14 dB Frequency range at -3 dB - 20 - 25.000Hz Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz - +/-2.5 dB Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 65 μm Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 15 μm/mN Stylus type - Elliptical Stylus tip radius - r/R 8/18 μm Tracking force range - 2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN) Tracking force recommended - 2.3 g (23 mN) Tracking angle - 20º Internal impedance, DC resistance - 7 Ohm Recommended load impedance - >20 Ohm Cartridge body material - ABS/Aluminium Coil wire material - Copper Cartridge colour - Red Cartridge weight - 9 g *) Typical value