Ortofon Quintet Black Phono Cartridge

September 8, 2015


Domenico Pizzamiglio has posted a review of the Ortofon Quintet Black phono cartridge ($999) at Audio Activity. His conclusions:

“Denon DL 304: the comparison is not awkward, but it is evident how, even with a no-striking cost difference, the Ortofon sounds more relaxed, free, dynamic, open at the top, natural. Tracking ability seems to be at the same level, even if sometimes the Denon seems to hesitate in tracking the more complex signals (eg, in Gaspard de la Nuit by Ravel performed by Pogorelic (DGG), towards the end of the groove, where “Scarbo” Pogorelic hits the keys with both hands), small losses of contact, that with the Ortofon are absent.”

You can read the full review here.