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|20% off trade-in price||$383.20|
The MC Quintet Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details!
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 has introduced about 100 different Moving Coil models. We believe the cartridges in this new series are more than worthy successors to the long line of models that has made Ortofon the global leader in the manufacture and supply of phono cartridges.
The MC Quintet Series is congruent with Ortofons 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.
It is Ortofon's aim to bring the customer many hours of new and surprising experiences in listening to their precious vinyl collection.
Top-mounting of the Quintet cartridges is easy and secure using the screws supplied. The aluminuim frame has threaded mounting holes and is fitted easily with the 5mm or 7mm screws depending on the thickness of the headshell.
The Quintet series right angles, straight lines, stylus visibility and ample distance between the record surface and the cartridges bottom will make it easy to mount and align the cartridge and tonearm correctly. The Quintet Series gives excellent results with most common tonearms.
"...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!" - Rodd Bromgard, TNT USA, October, 2015
"... It offers the most comprehensive and enjoyable performance with all music, showing Ortofon has clearly hit upon another magic formula... it presents all the detail in the track with real dymanism its soundstage is expansive left to right and it also possesses a greater talent for bringing instruments within it to life... Each instrument gets the space to let its notes grow, which it knits together into a cohesive whole, revealing its measured and neutral presentation... Bass is well articulated and evenly presented without being overly emphasized or rolling off too early, making its presence and detail felt without becoming overwhelming on more demanding bass-heavy music." - Andrew Simpson, Hi-Fi Choice, October 2014
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 *): 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
1 Year Warranty