Ortofon Quintet Black S

Product Code: ORC045S


ex-vat: £ 604.17

The Ortofon Quintet series offers vinylphiles the sonics of low-output moving-coil cartridges at a budget price. The Ortofon Quintet Black S is the pinnacle of the Quintet range, with a nude Shibata diamond stylus mounted on a sapphire cantilever (the previous, non-S version had a boron cantilever).

Other features, common to all Quintet series cartridges, are

  • Cartridge body made of a special ABS material.
  • Neodymium magnets for an optimal output.
  • Low internal impedance for less sensitivity to load, ensuring compatibility with the widest range of preamps and step-up transformers.

Press Reviews

BEST CARTRIDGE 2014! “The Quintet Black proved itself something of an audiophile bargain – with a decorum and an air of quality unusual at this price point…. The Ortofon Black undoubtedly posses the sonic class and all-round ability of some cartridges costing significantly more.” (review of original Quintet Black)



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
80 μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral
15 μm/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
5? Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
>20 Ohms
Cartridge Body Material
Cartridge Colour
Cartridge Weight