Ortofon

MC Quintet Blue

Hi-Fi Choice October 2014
Reviewed and tested by Andrew Simpson

Verdict: Superb sounding all-rounder that shows analogue at its best. Excellent value.

Regular price $579.00
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Hi-Fi Choice October 2014
Reviewed and tested by Andrew Simpson

Verdict: Superb sounding all-rounder that shows analogue at its best. Excellent value.

"... It offers the most comprehensive and enjoyable performance with all music, showing Ortofon has clearly hit upon another magic formula...
...it presents all the detail in the track with real dymanism … its soundstage is expansive left to right…and it also possesses a greater talent for bringing instruments within it to life...

…Each instrument gets the space to let its notes grow, which it knits together into a cohesive whole, revealing its measured and neutral presentation…
…Bass is well articulated and evenly presented without being overly emphasized or rolling off too early, making its presence and detail felt without becoming overwhelming on more demanding bass-heavy music."

  • A special ABS (Acrylonitrile/Butadiene/Styrene) thermoplastic material is used for manufacturing of the body
  • 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
  • The Quintet Blue is a very homogeneous cartridge whose sound image will tend to more smooth reproduction compared to Quintet Red and moderate dynamic strength compared to Quintet Bronze
  • It features a Nude Elliptical diamond mounted on an aluminium cantilever
  • The Quintet Blue will bring more space, depth and detail into the sound and is a very good choice for any kind of music, especially rhythmic.