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Moving Magnet Cartridge

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.



  • Output voltage at 1,000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 4 mV
  • Channel balance at 1 kHz/dB 2
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz/dB 22
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz/dB 15
  • Frequency response Hz 20-20,000 +3/-3
  • Tracking ability (315Hz, lateral)/µm 60
  • Compliance, dynamic (lateral)/µm/mN 20
  • Stylus type Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius/µm r/R 8/18
  • Tracking force range/g 1.5-2.0
  • Recommended tracking force/g 1.75
  • Tracking angle (vertical) 20°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance/Ohm 750
  • Internal inductance / mH 450
  • Recommended load resistance/kOhm 47
  • Recommended load capacitance/pF 200 – 500
  • Cartridge weight 5 g




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