Ortofon Quintet Mono Moving Coil Cartridge
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Ortofon Quintet Mono Moving Coil Cartridge

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Quintet range from Ortofon for 2014

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Ortofon Quintet Mono Moving Coil Cartridge

Nothing demonstrates Ortofon's long-standing resilience more than its commitment to the refinement of analogue sound quality and its continued development of new cartridge models. Since 1948 Ortofon have introduced about 100 different moving coil models, with their latest being the Quintet Series.
Ortofon believe the cartridges in this new series are more than worthy successors to the long line of models that have made Ortofon the global leader in the manufacturing and supplying of phono cartridges.

The Quintet Red features an Elliptical diamond which is cut and polished to Ortofon’s high standards. This entry-level MC cartridge has very high performance standard and is a perfect all-rounder for the newcomers to the world of Moving Coil cartridges. MC Quintet Red delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.

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


  • 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.
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 0.3mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: -
Channel Separation at 1kHz: -
Channel Separation at 15kHz: -
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20 Hz - 25 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± 2.0dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: 70μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 15μm / mN
Stylus Type: Nude Elliptical
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 18μm
Tracking Force Range: 2.1 - 2.5g (21 - 25mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.3g (23mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
Recommended Load Impedance: >20Ω
Cartridge Body Material: ABS/Alu.
Cartridge Colour: White
Cartridge Weight: 9g
Average Rating (3 Reviews):  
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Ortofon Quintet Mono
15 April 2020  | 

Excellent . Best sound that I’ve ever heard from my mono L P ‘S.

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A mono MC surprise
22 November 2016  | 

I am using this cart on Clearaudio Concept as a dedicated mono TT. The square dimensions of the quintet body make setup that much easier. Quintet mono is extremely quiet with surface noise, bass is full and midrange is excellent. Gives that "analogue" sound when listening to mono records. Recommended.
Pros: Full sound, square body helps with setup
Cons: not the last word in detail, I imagine that is what the Cadenza Mono is for

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful.

Ortofon Q mono cartridge
22 April 2015  | 

I had no idea how much a difference this cartridge would make in playing my mono lp's. They play with less surface noise as well as with fuller sonics.

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7 of 11 people found this review helpful.

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