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/sec
|Channel Balance at 1 kHz
|Channel Separation at 1 kHz
|Channel Separation at 15 kHz
|Frequency range at -3 dB
|20–20,000 Hz ±2 dB
|Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force
|Compliance, dynamic, lateral
|Stylus tip radius
|r/R 8/18 µm
|Tracking force range
|1.5–2.0 g (15-20 mN)
|Tracking force, recommended
|1.75 g (17.5 mN)
|Internal impedance, DC resistance
|Recommended load resistance
|Recommended load capacitance
|Cartridge colour, body/stylus
|Cartridge weight incl. extra weight
|Cartridge weight excl. extra weight
|Replacement stylus unit