Ortofon Quintet Red

Product Code: ORC042


ex-vat: £ 224.17

The Ortofon Quintet series offers vinylphiles the sonics of low-output moving-coil cartridges at a budget price. The Ortofon Quintet Red features an elliptical diamond stylus, delivering an open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.

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

“The Red does a more than respectable job of living up to the values that fans of moving coils have come to expect. It’s damn responsive, rhythmically lively, and especially light on its feet in transient response. Imaging is stable, and soundstage cues and overall dimensionality are well defined….The Red tracked very well and reproduced a soundstage that stretched from edge to edge. It’s a slam-dunk for any thoughtful starter system.”



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
± 2.5dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral
15?m / mN
Stylus Type
Stylus Tip Radius r / R
6 / 50?m
Tracking Force Range
2.1 - 2.5g (21 - 25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force
2.3g (23mN)
Tracking Angle
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance
Recommended Load Impedance
Cartridge Body Material
Cartridge Colour
Cartridge Weight