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Ortofon Quintet Red Cartridge
Ortofon are a Danish manufacturer of high quality phono cartridges, designed to get the very most out of your vinyl collection from a variety of price points. Ortofon cartridges, both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil configuration are commonly found supplied with high quality ProJect turntable models, but Ortofon cartridges sound exceptional with any compatible turntable
Moving Coil cartridges feature an inverted version of the Moving Magnet design. Instead of a magnet sitting on the end of the cantilever between two coils, the coils are attached the cantilever and a magnet is placed near them. Because space within the cartridge at this level is extremely limited, the coils are made from an exceptionally fine wire. The coils tiny size results in a very low output.
While Moving Magnet cartridges tend to offer a more relaxed, warmer sound, Moving Coils are known for offering a better level of detail and a wider stereofield than the Moving Magnet alternatives. Moving Coil Cartridges will often require an external phono-stage specific to their construction. 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 MC Quintet Red is a capable turntable cartridge for all purposes, delivering an open and dynamic sound the delicate level of warmth one would expect to experience from a timeless vinyl recording. The Red is the entry level unit of the Quintet series and features an Elliptical diamond, which is cut and polished to Ortofon's high-quality standards. This cartridge consists of an extremely high price-to-performance ratio, and is generally the perfect option for the newly-found Moving Coil cartridge enthusiast.
(at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):
0.5mV Channel Balance at 1kHz: <1.5dB Channel Separation at 1kHz: >21dB Channel Separation at 15kHz: >14dB Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20 Hz - 25 kHz Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz:
± 2.5dB Tracking Ability at 315Hz 65μm Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 15μm / mN Stylus Type Elliptical 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 /
7Ω Recommended Load
>20Ω Cartridge Body Material ABS/Alu Cartridge Colour Red Cartridge Weight 9.0g
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
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