ortofon quintet mc black s

Ortofon – MC Quintet Black

$1,300.00

The Quintet Black S is the best example of Quintet’s overall excellence

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 thoughout the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information.

The new MC Quintet Black S model is graced with Shibata stylus on the Sapphire cantilever. Sapphire is one of the best cantilever options that provides an excellent mechanical pulse transfer from the stylus to the coil system.

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Product Description

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)
*) Typical value

Tracking angle – 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance – 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance – > 20 Ohm
Cartridge body material – ABS/Aluminium
Coil wire material – Aucurum
Cartridge colour – Black
Cartridge weight – 9 g

Reviews

www.hifichoice.co.uk June 2017
Group Test

Sound quality
With the correct level set, the Ortofon reveals itself to be a highly distinctive yet talented performer. This most clearly manifests itself as a slightly dark tonal balance that helps it to sound refined and powerful…
…What is interesting is that the tonal balance doesn’t restrict the energy at the top end of the frequency response…
…This is a very big and effortless-sounding cartridge….
…Vocals are given presence and detail, but without losing their relationship to the supporting musicians…

Quintet shares the far more expensive Windfeld’s tonal and textural superiority. The Quintet is recommended without reservation.