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
Low internal impedance makes the cartridge less sensitive to
load and therefore ensures compatibility with the widest range
of preamps and transformers.
Ease of use
Top-mounting of the Quintet cartridges is easy and secure
using the screws supplied. The aluminuim frame has threaded
mounting holes and is fitted easily with the 5mm or 7mm
screws depending on the thickness of the headshell.
The Quintet series’ right angles, straight lines, stylus visibility
and ample distance between the record surface and the
cartridge’s bottom will make it easy to mount and align the
cartridge and tonearm correctly. The Quintet Series gives
excellent results with most common tonearms.
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.: 0.3 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz: < 1.2 dB Channel separation at 1 kHz: > 23 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz: > 15 dB
Frequency range at – 3dB: 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz: +/-1.5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *): 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 15 µm/mN
Stylus type: Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/40 µm
Tracking force range: 2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)
Tracking force, recommended: 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle: 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance: 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance: > 20 Ohm
Cartridge body material: ABS/Aluminium
Coil wire material: Pure 4-nines copper
Cartridge colour: Bronze
Cartridge weight: 9 gram
*) Typical value