Ortofon MC Quintet Black S
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 have introduced about 100 different moving coil models, with their latest being the Quintet Series. Ortofon believe the cartridges in this new series are more than worthy successors to the long line of models that have made Ortofon the global leader in the manufacturing and supplying of phono cartridges. The Quintet Black S is graced with a Nude Shibata diamond, considered one of the best stylus profiles available, mounted on a high-performance sapphire cantilever. The Shibata’s slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the walls of the groove and ensures detailed and pure reproduction through out the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove details. The Quintet Black S is unfettered by musical genre and will give the closest approach within the Quintet series to Ortofon’s true accuracy in sound. The MC Quintet Series is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without colouration.
- 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.
|Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.||0.3 mV|
|Channel balance at 1 kHz||< 1.0 dB|
|Channel separation at 1 kHz||> 23 dB|
|Channel separation at 15 kHz||> 15 dB|
|Frequency range at - 3dB||20 - 25.000 Hz|
|Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz||+/- 1.5 dB|
|Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)||80 µm|
|Compliance, dynamic, lateral||15 µm/mN|
|Stylus type||Nude Shibata on Sapphire cantilever|
|Stylus tip radius||r/R 6/50 µm|
|Tracking force range||2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)|
|Tracking force, recommended||2.3 g (23 mN)|
|Internal impedance, DC resistance||5 Ohm|
|Recommended load impedance||> 20 Ohm|
|Cartridge body material||ABS/Aluminium|
|Coil wire material||Aucurum|
|Cartridge weight||9 g|