Ortofon Quintet Bronze Cartridge

Ortofon – MC Quintet Bronze

$950.00 $860.00

The Quintet Bronze moves into the higher league of the Quintets.

The slim profile of its Nude Fine Line diamond stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners. Additionally its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear.

The sound will be very evenhanded with respect to all aspects. Classical music will be reproduced with power and open space around each of the instruments.

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Product Description

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. – 0.3 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz – < 1.2 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 Fine Line
Stylus tip radius – r/R 8/40 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 – Pure 4-nines copper
Cartridge colour – Bronze
Cartridge weight – 9 gram


This cartridge excels at getting the texture and tone of the music right, and in doing so is able to convey the emotional expression of the works in a way that many mid-priced moving coil cartridges cannot equal. The Bronze is not about an aural fireworks display that dazzles the listener. Rather, this cartridge creates a comfort and familiarity for a person in the way a favorite coat or set of gloves can provide on a frigid winter day. The ability to make a direct connection to the music is what defines the Quintet Bronze. (April/March, 2015)