ortofon quintet


Ortofon has just released some new affordable moving coil cartridges. The Quintet series follows the excellent example of the successful 2M range of moving magnet carts.

A special ABS thermoplastic material is used for manufacturing of the body. This light-weight, impact resistant material is very suitable for injection-moulding and provides a very durable scratch resistant surface.

Neodymium magnets are implemented to achieve an optimal output.

Low internal impedance makes the cartridge less sensitive to load and therefore ensures compatibility with the widest range of preamps and transformers.

I will be installing the Quintet Blue on the shop’s Rega RP3. Come give it a listen!

Line Magnetic Mini 218

I’ve been playing with a sweet little desktop system! The LM Mini 218 single ended triode integrated ($800). 3 watts of blazing class A power using EL84 power tubes! It’s paired up with the Musical Fidelity V90 DAC ($299) and Grado SR80i headphones ($99). iTunes is sounding pretty good!