Ortofon Quintet Red MC Moving Coil Cartridge

Product no.: ORT407

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Ortofon Quintet Red MC Moving Coil Cartridge
£240.00
Price includes VAT, plus delivery


Possible delivery methods: UK Tracked with Signature, Airmail Standard, UK Express, Airmail Tracked with Signature, UK Standard, Airmail Small

It’s a slam-dunk for any thoughtful starter system." -The Absolute Sound

At $299 the Quintet Red is obviously on the low end of the price scale for moving-coil cartridges, but it doesn't sound like a cheapskate." The Absolute Sound

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.

 

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.

 
No Better Entry-Level MC Cartridge for the Money: Ortofon Quintet Red Should Be Used by Any New or Budget-Minded Vinyl Lover
 
Sound Offers Great Dynamics, Ample Openness, and Sought-After Touch of Warmth: Ortofon Quintet Red Excels on All Types of Music
 

Incredible Performance for the Cost: Moving-Coil Cartridges Traditionally Command Higher Prices
If you've invested in a good turntable, this cartridge is a must. Do not settle for stock cartridges that will ruin your records and fail to give you the sound you deserve. Given its price, Quintet Red also represents a new accomplishment in high-end audio. Seldom, if ever, has a moving-coil cartridge of this caliber been available at this cost. Ortofon's Quintet Series is primed to become one of the most celebrated cartridge lines in recent memory.

Precise Reproduction Plus Seamless Compatibility With Most Phono Preamps and Transformers
MC Quintet Series continues Ortofon's unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate analog reproduction possible without introducing coloration. A special ABS (Acrylonitrile/Butadiene/Styrene) thermoplastic material is used in manufacturing the cartridge body. This lightweight, impact resistant material is extremely suitable for injection-molding and provides a 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 a wide range of preamplifiers and transformers.

Excellent Ease of Use and Setup
Mounting Quintet Red couldn't be any easier. The aluminum frame has threaded mounting holes and is fitted with the supplied 5mm or 7mm screws (depending on the thickness of your headshell). Quintet Red's right angles, straight lines, stylus visibility, and ample distance between the record surface and cartridge's bottom allow listeners to correctly mount and align the cartridge and tonearm without problem. You'll be spinning records in no time.

Technical data

 

 
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  

 

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.
   
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.
 
   

 

 
   
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