Ortofon Quintet Blue

Product Code: ORC043

£359.00

ex-vat: £ 299.17

The Ortofon Quintet series offers vinylphiles the sonics of low-output moving-coil cartridges at a budget price. The Ortofon Quintet Blue features a nude elliptical diamond stylus, whose sound image will tend to more smooth reproduction compared to Quintet Red and moderate dynamic strength compared to Quintet Bronze.

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

“You’ll be very hard-pressed to find a better alternative that’s as well balanced across the board as the Blue. This pick-up offers a sound that’s both refined and yet bags of fun, guaranteeing its place as a fantastic all-rounder for those wanting a quality moving coil on a budget.”

HiFiNews

“Bass is well articulated and evenly presented without being overly emphasised or rolling off too early, making its presence and detail felt without becoming overwhelming on more demanding bass-heavy music…. Fantastic sounding mid-price MC that does everything right.”

HiFiChoice

Specs

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)
0.5mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz
<1.5dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz
>21dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz
>14dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB)
20 Hz - 25 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
± 2.5dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz
70?m
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral
15?m / mN
Stylus Type
Nude Elliptical
Stylus Tip Radius r / R
8 / 18?m
Tracking Force Range
2.1 - 2.5g (21 - 25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force
2.3g (23mN)
Tracking Angle
20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance
7?
Recommended Load Impedance
>20?
Cartridge Body Material
ABS/Alu.
Cartridge Colour
Blue
Cartridge Weight
9g