Ortofon MC Quintet Red Moving Coil Cartridge

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Quintet Red Moving Coil Cartridge

Enter the exclusive world of Ortofon’s famous moving coil sound. The Quintet Red is a perfect introduction to the world of Ortofon moving coils. It features an Elliptical diamond which is cut and polished to Ortofon’s high standards. Unleash your vinyl sound today.

This entry-level MC cartridge has a very high price-to-performance ratio and is the perfect all-rounder for the newcomers to the world of Moving Coil cartridges. You can listen to this cartridge in-store via our Ortofon CartridgeLab demonstration rig.


Type: Cartridge & Stylus


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.

Technical data
Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec 0.5 mV
Channel balance 1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz 21 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz 14 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB 20 - 25,000Hz
Frequency response 20-20,000 Hz +/-2.5 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force 65 μm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 15 μm/mN
Stylus type Elliptical
Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 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 7 Ohm
Recommended load impedance 20 Ohm
Cartridge body material ABS/Aluminium
Coil wire material Copper
Cartridge colour Red
Cartridge weight 9 g