• Ortofon MC Quintet Red Cartridge
  • Ortofon MC Quintet Red Cartridge
  • Ortofon MC Quintet Red Cartridge
  • Ortofon MC Quintet Red Cartridge

Ortofon MC Quintet Red Cartridge



The MC Quintet Series is a direct result of our continued research and innovation

The MC Quintet Series is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration:

  • A special ABS (Acrylonitrile/Butadiene/Styrene) thermoplastic material is used for manufacturing of the body. This light-weight, impact resistant material is very suitable for injection-moulding and provides a very durable scratch resistant surface.
  • Neodymium magnets are implemented to achieve an optimal output.
  • Low internal impedance makes the cartridge less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with the widest range of preamps and transformers.

It is our aim to bring our customers many hours of new and surprising experiences in listening to their precious vinyl collection.

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 standards.

This entry-level MC cartridge has very high price-to-performance ratio and is a perfect all-rounder for the newcomers to the world of Moving Coil cartridges.

MC Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.




 Output Voltage 0.5 mV @ 1 kHz 5 cm/sec
Channel Balance < 1.5 dB
Channel Separation

>21 dB @ 1 kHz

>14 dB @ 15 kHz

Frequency Range 20 - 25,000Hz @ 3 dB
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000 Hz +/- 2.5 dB
Tracking Ability 65 μm @ 315 Hz
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 2.3g (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



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