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Ortofon OM3E



A cartridge previously found on many of our award-winning, introductory turntables from Pro-Ject Audio; the OM3E is a highly affordable but very competent introductory hi-fi cartridge. Using the same body type as the rest of Ortofon's instantly recognisable OM series, this model is a great accompaniment to your entry-level hi-fi set-up.

The OM 3E is a moving magnet (MM) cartridge with an elliptical shaped stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback for general listening.

Please note, there is no direct replacement stylus for this unit; the nearest match is an Ortofon Stylus 5E, but any OM-series stylus will fit in this body, including the Stylus 78.

Technical Data:

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):20 Hz - 22 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:+2 / -3dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz:Typically 60μm
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 - 600pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus:Black / Black
Cartridge Weight:5g
Replacement Stylus Unit:Stylus 5E