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Ortofon Quintet Black

Ortofon Quintet Black


Ortofon Quintet Black – designed to refine analogue sound quality and continue the development of new cartridge models.

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Ortofon Quintet Black

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 Black is graced with a Nude Shibata diamond, considered one of the best stylus profiles available, mounted on a high-performance Boron cantilever. The Shibata’s slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the walls of the groove and ensures detailed and pure reproduction through out the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove details.

The Quintet Black is unfettered by musical genre and will give the closest approach within the Quintet series to Ortofon’s true accuracy in sound.

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

Key Features:

  • 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.

Additional information

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)


Channel Balance at 1kHz

< 1.0dB

Channel Separation at 1kHz


Channel Separation at 15kHz


Frequency Range (at -3dB)

20 Hz – 25 kHz

Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz

± 1.5dB

Tracking Ability at 315Hz


Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral

15μm / mN

Stylus Type

Nude Shibata

Stylus Tip Radius r / R

6 / 50μm

Tracking Force Range

2.1 – 2.5g (21 – 25mN)

Tracking Angle


Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:

Cartridge Body Material


Cartridge Colour


Cartridge Weight