Ortofon Quintet Red MC Phono Cartridge
No Better Entry-Level MC Cartridge for the Money: Ortofon Quintet Red Should Be Used by Any New or Budget-Minded Vinyl Lover
Sound Offers Great Dynamics, Ample Openness, and Sought-After Touch of Warmth: Ortofon Quintet Red Excels on All Types of Music
Whether you're new to analog or simply looking for an entry-level cartridge that outperforms nearly every MC model in its price class, the Ortofon Quintet Red
is the place to start (or continue) your love affair with vinyl. A fine introduction to both Ortofon and MC cartridges, Quintet Red
features an Elliptical diamond that is cut and polished to the manufacturer's exacting standards. Its high price-to-performance ratio makes it a perfect all-rounder no matter your listening preferences. You'll hear great dynamics, ample openness, and that sought-after touch of warmth.
Incredible Performance for the Cost: Moving-Coil Cartridges Traditionally Command Higher Prices
If you've invested in a good turntable, this cartridge is a must. Do
not settle for stock cartridges that will ruin your records and fail to
give you the sound you deserve.
price, Quintet Red also represents a new accomplishment in high-end
audio. Seldom, if ever, has a moving-coil cartridge of this caliber been
available at this cost. Ortofon's Quintet Series is primed to become
one of the most celebrated cartridge lines in recent memory.
Precise Reproduction Plus Seamless Compatibility With Most Preamplifiers and Transformers
The MC Quintet Series
continues Ortofon's unrelenting commitment
to providing the most precise and accurate analog reproduction possible
without introducing coloration.
A special ABS (Acrylonitrile/Butadiene/Styrene) thermoplastic material
is used in manufacturing the cartridge body. This lightweight, impact
resistant material is extremely suitable for injection-molding and
provides a 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 a wide range of preamplifiers and
Excellent Ease of Use and Setup
Mounting the Quintet Blue couldn't be any easier. The aluminum frame
has threaded mounting holes and is fitted with the supplied 5mm or 7mm
screws (depending on the thickness of your headshell).
The Quintet Blue's right angles, straight lines, stylus visibility, and
ample distance between the record surface and cartridge's bottom allow
listeners to correctly mount and align the cartridge and tonearm
without problem. You'll be spinning records in no time.