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Ortofon OM5E MM Phono Cartridge

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Ortofon

Tech Specs

Output voltage @1kHz, 5cm/sec: 4 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz 2 dB
Channel separation: at 1 kHz 22 dB
Channel separation: at 15 kHz 15 dB
Frequency range @-3dB: 20-25.000 Hz
Freq esponse 20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB
FIM distortion: DIN 45.542 < 1%
Tracking ability @315Hz: 65 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mN
Stylus type Elliptical
Stylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µm
Equivalent stylus tip mass 0,5 mg
Tracking force range 1,5-2,0 g (15-20 mN)
Track force recommended: 1.75 g (17.5 mN)
Tracking angle 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance 750 Ohm
Internal inductance 450 mH
Recommended load resistance 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance 200-600 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus Black/Black
Cartridge weight 5 g
Replacement stylus unit Stylus 5 E

Product Description

Ortofon OM5E phono cartridge is a budget benchmark, so much so that it's included with many Pro-Ject turntables as the cartridge of choice from factory. With a good sound and robust build, its a great budget choice. Replacement styli are  available seperately.

Optimum Match

Ortofon's Optimum Match (OM) cartridges match most tonearms perfectly. An OM cartridge makes it possible to upgrade the performance of an entire music system very easily by upgrading the stylus. With the OM cartridge you instantly hear the improvement. Music you've heard many times takes on new dimensions.

Distortion Free

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

Customer Reviews

  • Paul

    23 Jul 2012

    Good value speakers sound good enough with my computer. No where near as good as my hifi system but for the size of the speakers they are very good. The subwoofer helps and the supplied cable is long enough. A recommended system.
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