Ortofon Quintet Red

Quintet Red MC Cartridge

Quintet Red is the starting point moving coil cartridge from Ortofon.

1 Year for body and internal parts




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 Red features an Elliptical diamond which is cut and polished to Ortofon’s high standards. This entry-level MC cartridge has very high performance standard and is a perfect all-rounder for the newcomers to the world of Moving Coil cartridges. MC Quintet Red delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.

The MC Quintet Series is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without colouration.

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)

Channel Balance at 1kHz

Channel Separation at 1kHz

Channel Separation at 15kHz

Frequency Range (at -3dB)
20 Hz – 25 kHz

Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz
± 2.5dB

Tracking Ability at 315Hz

Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral
15μm / mN

Stylus Type

Stylus Tip Radius r / R
6/ 50μm

Tracking Force Range
2.1 – 2.5g (21 – 25mN)

Recommended Tracking Force
2.3g (23mN)

Tracking Angle

Internal Impedance / DC Resistance

Recommended Load Impedance

Cartridge Body Material

Cartridge Colour

Cartridge Weight