Ortofon Black S er topmodellen i Quintet-serien! Diamanten har Shibata
slibning som sikrer den bedste kontakt med rillen og giver en yderst præcis
lydgengivelse. 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.
The ST-7 transformer is a
perfect match for the MC Quintet Black cartridge.
LH-4000 headshell is
specially recommended for MC Quintet cartridges series. The new
Sapphire cantilever solution
Multiple studies show that demand for
strategic natural resources continues to increase. New technologies use
ever-increasing amounts of rare and strategic resources. Understandable that
this increasing demand may complicate future supply.
Over the decades,
there has been an increase in the use of Boron. Elemental Boron is mostly used
in high tech applications. One of Boron's benefits for our modern technology is
its use in neodymium magnets, which are an alloy of neodymium, iron and boron.
Boron has also been applied in manufacturing of phono cartridges: Boron
cantilevers are strong, stiff, light and 100% inert. From all possible options
Boron cantilever is the best, but unfortunately extremely difficult to obtain.
To make sure
future supplies of the Ortofon High-End cartridges, we will henceforward reserve
the use of Boron cantilevers for our Exclusive series.
The new MC Quintet
Black S model 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.
The Quintet Black S,
like its predecessor Quintet Black, produces detailed and pure reproduction
though-out the spectrum, volume and soundstage.Ease of use
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.
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
Tracking force range - 2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)
recommended - 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle - 20°
Internal impedance, DC
resistance - 5 Ohm
Recommended load impedance - > 20 Ohm
material - ABS/Aluminium
Coil wire material - Aucurum
Cartridge colour -
Cartridge weight - 9 g
*) Typical valueReview quote
MC Quintet Black S
www.hifichoice.co.uk June 2017
Group TestSound quality
With the correct level set, the
Ortofon reveals itself to be a highly distinctive yet talented performer. This
most clearly manifests itself as a slightly dark tonal balance that helps it to
sound refined and powerful...
...What is interesting is that the tonal
balance doesn’t restrict the energy at the top end of the frequency response...
...This is a very big and
...Vocals are given presence and detail,
but without losing their relationship to the supporting musicians...
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