Ortofon Quintet Black S MC Cartridge


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Ortofon Quintet Black S moving coil cartridge

Ortofon are committed to delivering the best quality cartridges for your turntable, in an effort to offer the most refined and exquisite analogue sound quality. Ortofon have introduced around 100 different moving coil cartridge models since 1948, with the newest range being the colourful and capable Quintet Series.

Ortofon believe that the new Quintet range are more than qualified to be the worthy successors to the vast line of high-quality turntable cartridges they've developed previously, and just be consulting the specifications - its not hard to see why. The Quintet series has been described as possessing its 'own individual sonic expression', and each of the five models together represent the team of five classic models.

The Quintet Black S is the most capable of the Quintet range, and truly reflects the deluxe and exquisite nature of the series as a whole. The Black S is gifted with a premium Nude Shibata diamond, which is considered one of the most high performing stylus profiles available. This stylus is placed upon a high-performance Sapphire cantilever.

The Shibata's slim, and highly polished profiles provides and exceedingly vast contact area to the walls of the groove, this ensures that the most precise and specific details of your music collection and reproduced purely and throughout the spectrum, even the most high frequency groove information which may otherwise be lost with lesser cartridges. The Quintet Black S is able to bring your vinyl collection to an entirely, never-before-heard level of life and vibrant dynamics - no matter the genre or style of music.



Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec) 0.3mV 
 Channel Balance at 1kHz  <1.0dB
 Channel Separation at 1kHz  >23dB
 Channel Separation at 15kHz  >15dB
 Frequency Range (at -3dB) 20 Hz - 25 kHz 
 Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ± 1.5dB 
Tracking Ability at 315Hz  80μm 
 Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 15μm / mN 
 Stylus Type Nude Shibata 
Stylus Tip Radius r / R 6 / 50μm
Tracking Force Range  2.1 - 2.5g (21 - 25mN) 
 Recommended Tracking Force 2.3g (23mN) 
Tracking Angle 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance
Recommended Load Impedance >20Ω
Cartridge Body Material ABS/Alu.
Coil Wire Material Aucurum
Cartridge Colour Black
Cartridge Weight 9g

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