introducing the

MC Quintet Black S

by Ortofon






“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.”


  • Output voltage at 1,000 Hz, 5cm/sec.: 0.3mV
  • Channel balance at 1kHz: < 1.0dB
  • Channel separation at 1kHz: > 23dB
  • Channel separation at 15kHz: > 15dB
  • Frequency range at -3dB: 20-25,000Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz +/- 1.5dB
  • 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: 2.1-2.5g (21-25 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 2.3g (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: 9g