Quintet Black MC Cartridge
The Black is the flagship cartridge in the Ortofon Quintet moving coil range.
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 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.
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
Tracking Ability at 315Hz
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral
15μm / mN
Stylus Tip Radius r / R
6 / 50μm
Tracking Force Range
2.1 – 2.5g (21 – 25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance
Recommended Load Impedance
Cartridge Body Material
Coil Wire Material
one year manufacture warranty for the body and internal parts but no warranty on the stylus or cantilever