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Ortofon OM5E



The OM 5E is a magnetic cartridge (MM) with an elliptical shaped stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback for general purpose applications.

As previously found on many of our award-winning introductory turntables, such as the iconic Pro-Ject Debut; the OM5E is a highly affordable but very competent true 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.

Please note, any OM-series replacement 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 - 25 kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:± 2dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz:Typically 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 - 600pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus:Black / Black
Cartridge Weight:5g
Replacement Stylus Unit:Stylus 5E