If you are looking for a serious upgrade this cartridge deserves your consideration, a true heavyweight with equal parts power and refinement. Big effortless sound with a very open and spacious top end.
The Quintet Black S is graced with a Nude Shibata diamond and considered one of the best stylus profiles available, mounted on a high-performance Sapphire cantilever. The slim, highly polished profile of the Shibata allows an exceedingly wide contact area across the walls of the groove and ensuring detailed and pure reproduction though-out the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information.
The Quintet Black S will be unfettered by musical genre and will give the closest approach within the Quintet series to Ortofon’s true accuracy in sound.
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||1.0 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 Shibata on Sapphire cantilever|
|Stylus tip radius||r/R 6/50 µm|
|Tracking force range||2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)|
|Tracking force (recommended)||2.3 g (23 mN)|
|Internal impedance, DC resistance||5 Ohm|
|Recommended load impedance||20 Ohm|
|Cartridge body material||ABS/Aluminium|
|Coil wire material||Aucurum|
|Cartridge weight||9 g|