MC Quintet Red

MC Quintet Red


Enter the Exclusive world of Ortofon’s famous moving coil sound!

  • Product Info

    The MC Quintet Series is a direct result of our continued research and innovation

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

    • 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.

    It is our aim to bring our customers many hours of new and surprising experiences in listening to their precious vinyl collection.

    Each of the five Quintet Series cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations:

    • MC Quintet Mono is a true mono cartridge for playing mono microgroove vinyl records
    • MC Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth
    • MC Quintet Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details
    • MC Quintet Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements
    • MC Quintet Black S is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording
  • Product Warranty


    • All Ortofon products come with a limited 1-Year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship, effective from date of delivery. Please note that the warranty is void if the product is defaced or altered. Faulty items will be exchanged for the same type of product in the same color, subject to availability. 
  • Shipping Info

    We offer FREE shipping for all orders shipped within SINGAPORE, with no minimum purchase required. Once you have made your online purchase with us, we will contact you the next business day to arrange the delivery timeslot.

  • Product Specifications

    Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec - 0.5 mV
    Channel balance - < 1.5 dB
    Channel separation at 1 kHz - > 21 dB
    Channel separation at 15 kHz - > 14 dB
    Frequency range at -3 dB - 20 - 25.000Hz
    Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz - +/-2.5 dB
    Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 65 μm
    Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 15 μm/mN
    Stylus type - Elliptical
    Stylus tip radius - r/R 8/18 μm
    Tracking force range - 2.1-2.5 g (21-25 mN)
    Tracking force recommended - 2.3 g (23 mN)
    Tracking angle - 20º
    Internal impedance, DC resistance - 7 Ohm
    Recommended load impedance - >20 Ohm
    Cartridge body material - ABS/Aluminium
    Coil wire material - Copper
    Cartridge colour - Red
    Cartridge weight - 9 g
    *) Typical value

    Compatibility with Rega brand TT/TA: 
    REGA brand cartridges’ height from stylus tip to the top cartridge mounting surface is lower than standard. Therefore you would need spacers to ensure the correct set-up of the Ortofon cartridge. Please read about cartridge set-up and alignment on tonearm on our FAQ. 
    Adjusting the height of your Rega tonearm is easy with Acoustic Signature's Spacer Set. It allows you to adjust the height from 0.5 mm to 3.5 mm in precise steps of 0.5 mm - without removing the tone arm. Simply loosen the screws, insert the AS-spacer, then lock the screws back down, and you're tonearm is ready to play.
    3.2 - 4 mm spacers should be enough for Quintet cartridge.  

  • What's in the Box

    • 1 x Stylus brush
    • 1 x Screwdriver
    • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 5