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 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 ST-7 Tranformer is a perfect match for the MC Quintet Black cartridge.
LH-4000 Headshell is specially recommended for MC Quintet cartridges series.
The new Sapphire cantilever solution
Multiple studies show that demand for strategic natural resources continues to increase. New technologies use ever-increasing amounts of rare and strategic resources. Understandable that this increasing demand may complicate future supply.
Over the decades, there has been an increase in the use of Boron. Elemental Boron is mostly used in high tech applications. One of Boron's benefits for our modern technology is its use in neodymium magnets, which are an alloy of neodymium, iron and boron. Boron has also been applied in manufacturing of phono cartridges: Boron cantilevers are strong, stiff, light and 100% inert. From all possible options Boron cantilever is the best, but unfortunately extremely difficult to obtain.
The new MC Quintet Black S model is graced with Shibata stylus on the Sapphire cantilever. Sapphire is one of the best cantilever options that provides an excellent mechanical pulse transfer from the stylus to the coil system.
The Quintet Black S, like its predecessor Quintet Black, produces detailed and pure reproduction though-out the spectrum, volume and soundstage.
MC Quintet Black Accessories Included
1 x Stylus brush, fibre
1 x Screwdriver
1 x Stylus pressure gauge / Scale
2 x Screw M2, 5 x 5
Ease of Use
Top-mounting of the Quintet cartridges is easy and secure using the screws supplied. The aluminuim frame has threaded mounting holes and is fitted easily with the 5 mm or 7 mm screws depending on the thickness of the head shell.
The Quintet series’ right angles, straight lines, stylus visibility and ample distance between the record surface and the cartridge’s bottom will make it easy to mount and align the cartridge and tonearm correctly. The Quintet Series gives excellent results with most common tonearms.
MC Quintet Black S Specifications
Output Voltage: at 1k Hz, 5cm / sec. - 0.3 mV
Channel Balance: at 1k Hz - < 1.0 dB
Channel Separation: at 1k Hz - > 23 dB
Channel Separation: at 15k Hz - > 15 dB
Frequency Range: at - 3 dB - 20 - 25k Hz
Frequency Response: 20 - 20k Hz - +/- 1.5 dB
Tracking Ability: at 315 Hz 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 - 2.5 grams ( 21 - 25 mN )
Tracking Force, Recommended: 2.3 grams ( 23 mN ) * Typical value
Tracking Angle: 20°
Internal Impedance: DC resistance - 5 Ohm
Recommended Load Impedance: > 20 Ohm
Cartridge Body Material: ABS / Aluminum
Coil Wire Material: Aucurum
Cartridge Color: Black
Cartridge Weight: 9 gram