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Quintet Red Moving Coil MC Cartridge

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all-purpose MC cartridge w/ open, dynamic sound + a slight touch of warmth
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  • entry level moving coil (MC) cartridge in Ortodon's Quintet series
  • elliptical diamond stylus
  • open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth
  • high price-to-performance ratio
  • 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 Red is a perfect introduction to the world of Ortofon moving coils. It features an Elliptical diamond which is cut and polished to Ortofonā€™s standards. This entry-level MC cartridge has very high price-to-performance ratio and is a perfect all-rounder for the newcomers to the world of Moving Coil cartridges." - 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: 65 Ī¼m
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 15 Ī¼m/mN
  • Stylus type: Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 Ī¼m
  • Tracking force range: 2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)
  • Tracking force recommended: 2.3 g (23 mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20Āŗ
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 7 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance: >20 Ohm
  • Cartridge body material: ABS/Aluminium
  • Coil wire material: Copper
  • Cartridge colour: Red
  • Cartridge weight: 9 g
UPC: 5705796271102

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