Ortofon Hi-Fi MC Quintet Black S Moving Coil Cartridge

$1,599.00 inc GST

The MC Quintet Black S model is graced with Shibata stylus on the Sapphire cantilever.

It is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording.

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Ortofon Hi-Fi MC Quintet Black S Moving Coil Cartridge

The Ortofon Hi-Fi MC Quintet Black S Moving Coil Cartridge is graced with Shibata stylus on the Sapphire cantilever. Sapphire is one of the best cantilever options that provides an excellent mechanical pulse transfer from the stylus to the coil system.



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  • Shibata stylus on the Sapphire cantilever
  • 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.

Tailored Sonic Expressions

Each of the five cartridges in the Quintet series has its unique sonic character, collectively representing five classic variations:

  • MC Quintet Mono: A genuine mono cartridge designed for playing mono microgroove vinyl records.
  • MC Quintet Red: An all-purpose cartridge offering an open, dynamic sound with a hint of warmth.
  • MC Quintet Blue: Delivering enhanced dynamics and resolution, along with an open sound and intricate detail reproduction.
  • MC Quintet Bronze: Further elevates detail and resolution in a well-balanced manner, respecting all musical elements.
  • MC Quintet Black S: The pinnacle of performance, staying true to the groove with exceptional resolution and precise insight into each recording.


  • 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 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)
  • Tracking angle – 20°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance – 5 Ohm
  • Recommended load impedance – > 20 Ohm
  • Cartridge body material – ABS/Aluminium
  • Coil wire material – Aucurum
  • Cartridge colour – Black
  • Cartridge weight – 9 g

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 0.03 × 0.12 × 0.09 cm


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