Ortofon OM 5E Moving Magnet Cartridge - OM 5 E

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Optimal fit and sound reproduction

If your tonearm has a standard headshell or a cartridge mount, then step up to optimal sound reproduction with OM’s. A glance at anyone of these cartridges will reveal Ortofon's answer to perfect tonearm matching. Ingeniously tucked into the top of the mounting bracket is a tiny, removable weight-plate.

If your tonearm is an standard tonearm, just leave the weight-plate. If your tonearm is one of the low mass types, then simply remove the weight. The mass of your OM cartridge is now a mere 2.5g.

OM 5E features Elliptical stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback. Elliptical diamonds are able to follow the groove oscillations more accurately than spherical diamonds due to their contoured shape. This results in better tracking and less distortion.

Styli types and interchangeability

By adopting a wide range of replacement styli, the OM 5 Series can provide an optimum match for your home system, application and budget.

In the development of OM cartridges, a major objective was to provide the music lover with the opportunity to optimize sound reproduction without having to replace the entire cartridge. Instead of being merely intended for replacement purposes following wear or damage, the OM 5 Series allows you to step up to better sound by simply upgrading the stylus. Depending on your preference, styli for the OM 5 Series are easily interchanged and include: styli 3E, 5E, 10, 20, 30, 40 & 78 and D 25 M.

Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec4 mV
Channel Balance at 1 kHz2 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz22 dB
Channel Separation at 15 kHz15 dB
Frequency range at -3 dB20–25,000 Hz
Frequency response20–20,000 Hz ±2 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force65 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral20 µm/mN
Stylus typeElliptical
Stylus tip radiusr/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range1.5–2.0 g (15-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended1.75 g (17.5 mN)
Tracking angle20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance750 Ohm
Internal inductance450 mH
Recommended load resistance47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance200–500 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylusBlack/Black
Cartridge weight incl. extra weight5 g
Cartridge weight excl. extra weight2.5 g
Replacement stylus unitStylus 5E
Interchangeable withStylus 10