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The Quintet Bronze is a remarkable cartridge I can certainly recommend searching out the Quintet Bronze and giving it a careful evaluation, as you may find its distinctive charms are capable of satisfying your long term analog desires - Positive Feedback
Absolutely clean, wonderful intense timbres Sound 90/100 Audio Magazine
Smooth well-mannered and rhythmically tight A few great characteristics of the Quintet Bronze.
At its asking price, the Ortofon Quintet Bronze is reasonably priced, and it's certainly capable of expressing a wide frequency range performance with a large soundstage, natural textures, and spot-on tonality. While the Bronze was in my system I wanted for nothing more the Ortofon Quintet Bronze cartridge may be the full bodied compliment you've been looking for.Positive Feedback
The Quintet Bronze moves into the higher league of the Quintets.
The slim profile of its Nude Fine Line diamond stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners. Additionally its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear.
The sound will be very evenhanded with respect to all aspects. Classical music will be reproduced with power and open space around each of the instruments.
All types of music will be conveyed with the highest accuracy, precision and dynamics.
Savor Engrossing Details, Stupendous Resolution, and Visceral Power from the Ortofon Quintet Bronze
Ortofon Quintet Bronze Ably Handles All Types of Music Due to Evenhanded Character
If you crave lower distortion, evenhanded sonics, and visceral power from your records, the Ortofon Quintet Bronze needs to be on your short list. The slim profile of its Nude Fine Line diamond stylus tracks even the highest frequency information. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear. Bronze's evenhanded character means that every type of music is conveyed with tremendous accuracy, precision, and dynamics.
Incredible Performance for the Cost: Moving-Coil Cartridges Traditionally Command Higher Prices
A serious MC cartridge, Quintet Bronze outshines many competing models that cost twice as much
Ortofon has been in the business of sound reproduction since 1918, and along the way they have learned a thing or two about how to build a phono cartridge. Some of the finest cartridges that have ever been produced come from this company, yet they are a full service manufacturer whose product line spans the needs of the market from top to bottom. For instance, the OM series of moving magnet cartridges set the standard as an affordable high performance choice for years, and its replacement in the 2M series of cartridges is carrying on in the same manner. The Quintet series of cartridges builds on the knowledge that Ortofon has acquired over the years, and is the latest example of what is possible when a company with formidable resources at its disposal sets out to build an affordable high performance product. The Quintet Bronze is a remarkable cartridge that incorporates first rate materials with an overall design philosophy that is targeted at meeting the needs of those who appreciate an exuberant and earthy presentation of music. This cartridge excels at getting the texture and tone of the music right, and in doing so is able to convey the emotional expression of the works in a way that many mid-priced moving coil cartridges cannot equal. The Bronze is not about an aural fireworks display that dazzles the listener. Rather, this cartridge creates a comfort and familiarity for a person in the way a favorite coat or set of gloves can provide on a frigid winter day. The ability to make a direct connection to the music is what defines the Quintet Bronze, and is what justifies spending several hundred dollars on this cartridge. I can certainly recommend searching out the Quintet Bronze and giving it a careful evaluation, as you may find its distinctive charms are capable of satisfying your long term analog desires.- John Hoffman Positive Feedback
|Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.
|Channel balance at 1 kHz
||< 1.2 dB
|Channel separation at 1 kHz
||> 23 dB
|Channel separation at 15 kHz
||> 15 dB
|Frequency range at - 3dB
|Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz
|Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)
|Compliance, dynamic, lateral
||Nude Fine Line
|Stylus tip radius
||r/R 8/40 µm
|Tracking force range
||2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)
|Tracking force, recommended
||2.3 g (23 mN)
|Internal impedance, DC resistance
|Recommended load impedance
||> 20 Ohm
|Cartridge body material
|Coil wire material
||Pure 4-nines copper
The slim profile of its Nude Fine Line diamond stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners. Additionally its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear. The MC Quintet Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very even handed way that pays respect to all elements. Classical music will be reproduced with power and open space around every instrument. All types of music will be expressed with the highest accuracy, precision and dynamics.
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
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