Ortofon MC Quintet Blue

Ortofon Quintet Blue Moving Coil Cartridge

The Quintet Blue is a very homogeneous cartridge whose sound image will tend to more smooth reproduction compared to Quintet Red and moderate dynamic strength compared to Quintet Bronze. It features a Nude Elliptical diamond mounted on an aluminium cantilever.

The Quintet Blue will bring more space, depth and detail into the sound and is a very good choice for any kind of music, especially rhythmic.

 

$579.99

The Quintet Story

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 has introduced about 100 different moving coil models, with our latest being the Quintet Series.

We believe the cartridges in this new series are more than worthy successors to the long line of models that has made Ortofon the global leader in the manufacture and supply of phono cartridges.

Each of the five Quintet Series cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations:

  • MC Quintet Mono is a true mono cartridge for playing mono microgroove vinyl records

  • MC Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth

  • MC Quintet Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details

  • MC Quintet Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements

  • MC Quintet Black is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording


Specifications

Technical Data  
Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec 0.5 mV
Channel balance < 1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz > 21 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz > 14 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz +/-2.5 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) 70 μm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 15 μm/mN
Stylus type Nude Elliptical
Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 μm
Tracking force range 2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)
Tracking force recommended 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle 20º
Internal impedance, DC resistance 7 Ohm
Recommended load impedance >20 Ohm
Cartridge body material ABS/Aluminium
Coil wire material Pure 4-nines silver/Ag
Cartridge colour Blue
Cartridge weight 9 g