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Ortofon Quintet Blue assessment | What Hello-Fi?

Since designing its first transferring coil cartridge in 1948, Ortofon has made greater than 100 totally different fashions through the years. This expertise shines by within the Quintet Blue, one among 5 fashions within the new vary.

It’s the step-up choice in a household that’s topped off by the premium Black cartridge, with its fancy Nude Shibata stylus tip and sapphire cantilever. At round half the cash, the Blue makes do with an elliptical tip and aluminium cantilever, however past that, it shares a lot with its pricier sibling.

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Ortofon Quintet Blue MC build

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Each use a conveniently squared-off ABS/physique with captive threads that makes mounting the cartridge on an arm and subsequent alignment a breeze. At 9g, the Blue isn’t notably heavy and so shouldn’t current any problem for many arms to steadiness out.

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