Ortofon

Ortofon Hi-Fi OM 5E Moving Magnet Cartridge

£49.00
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Ortofon

Ortofon Hi-Fi OM 5E Moving Magnet Cartridge

£49.00
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  • Classic Optimum Match (OM) hi-fi cartridge 
  • High-quality sound reproduction
  • Body designed for easy tonearm matching

OM Series

The Ortofon OM Series encompasses three basic cartridges: OM 1S, OM 5E and Super OM 5E. With its classic design, the OM moving magnet cartridge has been featured on innumerable hi-fi turntables over many years, and the latest range gives turntable owners easy access to great sound at an affordable price.

The OM Series is the lowest-mass range of moving magnet (MM) cartridges offered by Ortofon, and combined with their minimal design allowing for easy mounting and alignment and clear, loud output for easy pairing with a phono stage, they fully justify their "Optimum Match" (OM) name.

As well as being easy to fit to any tonearm/headshell system, all OM cartridge bodies also benefit from a tiny, removable weight above the mounting bracket. For standard tonearms, leave the weight in place as usual. For low-mass tonearms, you have the ability to remove the weight, reducing the cartridge weigh to just 2.5g.

The OM 5E features an Elliptical (E) 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. 

Features

  • Classic Optimum Match (OM) hi-fi cartridge
  • High-quality sound reproduction
  • Elliptical stylus profile
  • Easy tonearm matching
  • High output for easy matching to a phono stage
  • Easy stylus upgrades

Replacement Styli
Due to its longevity in the market, the OM range features a number of upgrade stylus options, including the Stylus 5E, Stylus 10, Stylus 20, Stylus 30, Stylus 40 and the 78 RPM Stylus 78.

Specifications

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 4mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: 2dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: 22dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: 15dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 25kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: ± 2dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: 65μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 20μm / mN
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 18μm
Tracking Force Range: 1.5 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.75g (17.5mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 750Ω
Internal Inductance: 450mH
Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance: 200 - 500pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Black
Cartridge Weight: 5g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 5E

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