Ortofon OM5E Moving Magnet Cartridge


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Ortofon are a Danish manufacturer of high quality phono cartridges, designed to get the very most out of your vinyl collection from a variety of price points. Ortofon cartridges, both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil configuration are commonly found supplied with high quality ProJect turntable models, but Ortofon cartridges sound exceptional with any compatible turntable.

The OM 5" is a moving magnet (MM) cartridge designed and built by Ortofon to offer a superlative vinyl listening experience at the introductory level. It's elliptical shaped stylus allows for a balanced and dynamic playback that's free from distortion. 

The OM 5E can be found fitted as standard on many of ProJect's award-winning entry level turntable models, the OM5E sits at a comfortable price-point while performing as a very capable, high-fidelity cartridge. 

Please note, any OM-series replacement stylus will fit in this body, including the Stylus 78. Designed for general listening use. 


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

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