Ortofon Quintet Blue Moving Coil Cartridge MC


Ortofon Quintet Blue Moving Coil Cartridge MC

Product no.: ORT410

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Ortofon Quintet Blue Moving Coil Cartridge MC
£345.00
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If you’re after an affordable moving coil cartridge, we haven’t heard a better option than the Quintet Blue Given a suitably capable system we have no doubt the Ortofon Quintet Blue will impress. It’s a well-balanced design with no obvious weaknesses. If you’ve always hankered after a moving coil cartridge we can’t think of an alternative we prefer. Buy this one with confidence.- 5/5 What Hifi

“you’ll be very hard-pressed to find a better alternative that’s as well balanced across the board as the blue. This pick-up offers a sound that’s both refined and yet bags of fun, guaranteeing its place as a fantastic all-rounder for those wanting a quality moving coil on a budget. Hi-Fi News, December 2014 Score: 85%, 'Outstanding Product'

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“LIKE: Open and detailed sound, well built”
“WE SAY: Fantastic sounding mid-price MC that does everything right.” HIFI Choice 5/5

 

TNT USA October, 2015 Reviewer: Todd Bromgard  "...The Quintet Blue has few faults, particularly at its price point. It plays relatively neutral, without obvious colorations or frequency dips, and strikes a good balance between musical and analytical. While it's not the last word in resolving power, it is detailed, dynamic and casts a three-dimension soundstage. Its weaknesses are apparent only when compared to more expensive cartridges. Happily, I have been listening to the Quintet Blue for several months and it continues to be a satisfying performer. Highly recommended!"

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.

Description
Ortofon Quintet Blue Delivers Extraordinary Pacing and Rhythm: This Cartridge Doesn't Miss a Beat

Smooth Reproduction and Spacious Imaging Come to Fore on Every LP the Ortofon Quintet Blue Touches

A homogeneous cartridge whose sound image leans towards smoother reproduction when compared to that of the Ortofon Quintet Red, and whose dynamic strength is moderate if compared to Quintet Bronze, Quintet Blue personifies openness and spaciousness. Its Nude Elliptical diamond is mounted on an aluminum cantilever. Quintet Blue specializes in spaciousness and depth, and delivers extraordinary pacing and rhythm. This cartridge doesn't miss a beat!

Incredible Performance for the Cost: Moving-Coil Cartridges Traditionally Command Higher Prices
Like every other cartridge in the Quintet Series, Quintet Blue performs to the highest of standards no matter the music it encounters. Given its price, Quintet Blue 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 Preamplifiers and Transformers
The MC Quintet Series continues Ortofon's unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate analog reproduction possible without introducing coloration.

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.

 

Delivers Extraordinary Pacing and Rhythm: This Cartridge Doesn't Miss a Beat! Smooth Reproduction and Spacious Imaging Come to Fore on Every LP the Ortofon Quintet Blue Touches A homogeneous cartridge whose sound image leans towards smoother reproduction when compared to that of the Ortofon Quintet Red, and whose dynamic strength is moderate if compared to Quintet Bronze, Quintet Blue personifies openness and spaciousness.
 

 

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 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz +/-2.5 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) 70 μm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 15 μm/mN
Stylus type Nude 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 Pure 4-nines copper
Cartridge colour Blue
Cartridge weight 9 g

 

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.
 

Ortofon: 'Accuracy in Sound'

Ortofon is the world’s oldest and most experienced manufacturer of hi-fi pick-up cartridges. From humble beginnings in 1918, Ortofon is now a prolific winner of various international awards, and consistently well reviewed by the international press with every new product. Their core principles of responsibly sourced high-end materials, meticulous design and production processes, pristine working conditions and superlative attention to detail are evident in every single product they make.

From the introductory moving magnet OM and 2M models, through the Vivo, Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, all the way up to the high-end MC Windfeld, Xpression and brand new MC Anna cartridges, Ortofon are devoted to offering true ‘accuracy in sound’. They also commit to supporting long-time customers by continuing to run replacement styli many years after an original cartridge has been discontinued, and for Moving Coil customers they also run an attractive Exchange Program .
 
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.
 

 

 

HiFi News December 2014
Reviewed by Andrew Simpson
VERDICT: "...This pick-up offers a sound that's both refined and yet bags of fun, guaranteeing its place as a fantastic all-rounder for those wanting a quality moving-coil on a budget."
 
AVTech Media Awards 2014/2015
"...The Quintet Blue is an exceptionally well-made moving-coil cartridge... ...Partnered with a quality arm and turntable, the Quintet Blue pulls out plenty of musical detail which is presented with real dynamism and a palpable sense of space and ease…"
 
Ortofon MC Quintet 
Accessory of the Year
AudioVideo Magazine Excellence Awards 2015
 
MC Quintet Series range
Value Product of the Year
AudioVideo Magazine Excellence Awards 2015
 

TNT USA October, 2015 Reviewer: Todd Bromgard "...The Quintet Blue has few faults, particularly at its price point. It plays relatively neutral, without obvious colorations or frequency dips, and strikes a good balance between musical and analytical. While it's not the last word in resolving power, it is detailed, dynamic and casts a three-dimension soundstage. Its weaknesses are apparent only when compared to more expensive cartridges. Happily, I have been listening to the Quintet Blue for several months and it continues to be a satisfying performer. Highly recommended!"

This cartridge absolutely trounces any other cartridge that I have used. It is neutral without being clinical. It does not seem to have any coloration of its own. It can handle the most complex recordings without becoming congested. Highly recommended. AV review

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