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Quintet Blue Moving Coil MC Cartridge (Open Box Special)

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high resolution MC cartridge, step up from Quintet Red w/ more open + detailed sound
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Open Box / B-Stock Notes

  • exterior grade: 9.0 out of 10 - near mint, very light surface wear
  • item cosmetic note: n/a
  • item function: ✔️ tested
  • item exterior packaging: original, packaging may show damage
  • note: all open box / b-stock items are final sale


  • recommended moving coil (MC) cartridge in Ortodon's Quintet series, a step up from the Quintet Red
  • nude elliptical diamond stylus
  • spacious, deep + detailed sound; a  very good choice for any kind of music, especially rhythmic
  • body constructed from lightweight, impact-resistant ABS (Acrylonitrile/Butadiene/Styrene) thermoplastic material
  • low internal impedance for compatibility w/ a wide range of preamps + transformers

"The Quintet Blue is a very homogeneous cartridge. The Quintet Blue's 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." - Ortofon


  • Type: Moving Coil
  • 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 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
  • Cartridge colour: Blue
  • Cartridge weight: 9 g
UPC: 5705796271119

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