Ortofon quintet red vs Shure v15 type 3

Discussion in 'New Gear - Performance' started by Arval, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Arval

    Arval New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    Quick question . Currently i have an shurev15 type 3 in my setup (micro seiki dd33 + accuphase E 205 + b&w speakers)

    So here goes the question :
    Is it the quintet red a upgrade ? I would like to know beacuse i can get an ortofon almost new for half price. Am happy with my shure but i always wanted to try an MC cartridge.
     

     

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  2. stoutblock

    stoutblock If it sounds good, it is good... Subscriber

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    You might want to move to TT forum?
     
  3. homebrew

    homebrew Active Member

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    The output on the Ortofon is .5mV and that's going to be too low unless you have a MC input on your existing equipment. Otherwise, you'll need an outboard MC preamp. That'll add another $150 or so for just an entry level preamp.
     
  4. KentTeffeteller

    KentTeffeteller Gimpus Stereophilus!

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    Plus while the Quintet Red is an OK tracker, it won't best the Shure V 15 Type III with a HE or SAS stylus in that department. And also the Ortofon likes a heavier tonearm for best results. While it still would be a decent match. Get the Jico HE or SAS for your Shure, be done with it.
     
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  5. Arval

    Arval New Member

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    Thanks a lot... clear answer. Now just to add some more ????

    What do you think about a denon sl 303?


    That should be a big upgrade not?


    Thanks a lot again
     
  6. KentTeffeteller

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    Nice but still won't track as well as the Shure does. For me, many MC are hardly flat or accurate, many tend to emphasize high treble a bit much. And you'll still need a MC capable phono stage or Step-Up transformer as the DL 303 is still a low output MC. The DL 303 would be a good match for the MIcro-Seiki tonearm. A sidegrade.
     
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