Ortofon Quintet Red Cartridge


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Ortofon Quintet Red 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 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.


Output Voltage
(at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):
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 /
DC Resistance
Recommended Load
Cartridge Body Material ABS/Alu 
Cartridge Colour Red 
Cartridge Weight 9.0g

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