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Ortofon Quintet Black S MC Cartridge

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Ortofon Quintet Black S MC Cartridge

Ortofon is 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 believes that the new Quintet range is 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 - it's 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 represents 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 highest performing stylus profiles available. This stylus is placed upon a high-performance Sapphire cantilever.

The Shibata's slim, and highly polished profiles provide an 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.

Who is Ortofon?

Ortofon is 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. 


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 Aurum
Cartridge Colour Black
Cartridge Weight 9g

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. 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.


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