Ortofon Quintet Black
Ortofon Quintet Black

Quintet Black S MC Cartridge

The Black S 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 believes 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 throughout 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
± 1.5dB

Tracking Ability at 315Hz

Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral
15μm / mN

Stylus Type
Nude Shibata

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

Coil Wire Material

Cartridge Colour

Cartridge Weight

one year manufacture warranty for the body and internal parts but no warranty on the stylus or cantilever