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Ortofon Quintet Black S Cartridge

Ortofon Quintet Black S Cartridge

Regular price $1,599.00 NZD
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The Quintet Black S is the best example of Quintet’s overall excellence.


The Quintet Black S is graced with a Nude Shibata diamond, considered one of the best stylus profiles available, mounted on a high-performance Sapphire 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 throughout the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information.


  • 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


    Ortofon is the first name in hi-fi cartridges. Founded in 1918 with the aim of exploring the possibilities of optical hi-fidelity recording, they developed one of the first synchronised sound film systems in the world. After a series of innovations and advancements in technology, the company began to diversify into the burgeoning gramophone industry in the 1940s. Ortofon pioneered the use of moving coil technology in phonograph equipment, with the first cutting head based on this technology being introduced in 1945. From their range of vintage-style mono cartridges to modern designs employing computational resonance analysis and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, Ortofon have the best cartridges on offer for every music lover.


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