DetailsThe 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 soundstage of Quintet Blue is wide open and grandiose straight out of the box. Micro dynamic and ambience will be evident when listening to complex compositions. It reaches a very high degree of definition in the perspective, which is very present. It is true to the music with a tremendous clarity.
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 20-25.000 Hz Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz +/-2.5 dB Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force *) 70 μm Compliance, dynamic, lateral 15 μm/mN Stylus type Nude 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 Pure 4-nines copper Cartridge colour Blue Cartridge weight 9 g *) Typical value