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Ortofon MC Quintet Red

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MC Quintet Red


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MC Quintet Red

The Quintet Story

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 has introduced about 100 different Moving Coil models. We believe the cartridges in this new series are more than worthy successors to the long line of models that has made Ortofon the global leader in the manufacture and supply of phono cartridges.

The MC Quintet Series is a direct result of our continued research and innovation

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

  • A special ABS (Acrylonitrile/Butadiene/Styrene) thermoplastic material is used for manufacturing of the body. This light-weight, impact resistant material is very suitable for injection-moulding and provides a very durable scratch resistant surface.
  • Neodymium magnets are implemented to achieve an optimal output.
  • Low internal impedance makes the cartridge less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with the widest range of preamps and transformers.
  • It is our aim to bring our customers many hours of new and surprising experiences in listening to their precious vinyl collection.

    Each of the five Quintet Series cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations:

  • MC Quintet Mono is a true mono cartridge for playing mono microgroove vinyl records
  • MC Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth
  • MC Quintet Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details
  • MC Quintet Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements
  • MC Quintet Black S is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording
  • Enter the Exclusive world of Ortofon’s famous moving coil sound! 


    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 Ortofon’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.


    MC Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.

    The ST-7 transformer is a perfect match for the MC Quintet Red cartridge

    Product Details
    Brand Ortofon
    Condition Notes

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    Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
    Weight (lb) 0.0200
    Weight (Kg) 0.009
    Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec. 0.5
    Channel balance at 1kHz 1.5 dB
    Channel separation at 1kHz 21 dB
    Channel separation at 15 kHz 14 dB
    Frequency range at -3dB 20 Hz-25 kHz
    Frequency response +/- 2.5
    Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force 65 um
    Compliance, dynamic lateral 15 um/mN
    Stylus type Ellpitical
    Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 um
    Tracking force range 2.1-2.5g
    Tracking force recommended 2.3g
    Tracking angle 20
    Internal impedance, DC resistance 7 Ohms
    Recommended load resistance >20 Ohms
    Cartridge weight 9g

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