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OM 5E - Moving Magnet Cartridge

  • Fits most standard turntables
  • Easy mounting and alignment
  • Offers distortion free playback of stereo records
  • Low mass design reduces record wear
  • Excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems

The Lowest-mass Range of Moving Magnet Cartridges
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.

Ortofon New OM 5 Series Cartridges
For more than 50 years, Ortofon has been designing and manufacturing Moving Magnet cartridges. Along with the well-regarded Moving Coil cartridges, Moving Magnet models have established a good reputation among music lovers and Hi-Fi enthusiasts the world over.

The new OM 5 series encompasses three basic cartridges: OM 5S, OM 5E & Super OM 5. The Ortofon OM 5 series is the lowest-mass range of moving magnet cartridges offered by Ortofon. The cartridge body has been designed to provide easy mounting and alignment on both top mount and bottom mount headshells.

Ingeniously tucked into the top of the mounting bracket is a tiny, removable weight-plate. If your tonearm is a 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 2.5 g.

The series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps. By adopting a wide range of replacement styli, the OM 5 Series can provide an optimum match for your home system, application and budget.

Advancements In Sound
The OM 5 Series body is manufactured from Noryl (plastic & glass compound), a lightweight material, which ensures high rigidity and freedom from resonances.

By means of computer simulations it has been possible to define the natural pivot point of the system with unprecedented accuracy while achieving an optimum oscillation balance.

The result: improved linearity, higher channel separation and reduced distortion.

The Super OM 5 also features an improved engine with Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention, which enables Moving Magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response as with a Moving Coil cartridge.

Styli types & Interchangeability
By adopting a wide range of replacement styli, the OM 5 Series can provide an optimum match for your home system, application and budget.

In the development of OM cartridges, a major objective was to provide the music lover with the opportunity to optimize sound reproduction without having to replace the entire cartridge. Instead of being merely intended for replacement purposes following wear or damage, the OM 5 Series allows you to step up to better sound by simply upgrading the stylus. Depending on your preference, styli for the OM 5 Series are easily interchanged and include: styli 3E, 5E, 10, 20, 30, 40 & 78 and D 25 M.

OM 5E Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 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 response  - 20-20.000 Hz + 3 / -3 
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 60 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  20 µm/mN
Stylus type  -  Elliptical
Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range  -  1.5-2.0 g (15-20 mN)
Tracking 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 -   200-500 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus - Black/Black
Cartridge weight incl. extra weight -  5 g
Cartridge weight excl. extra weight -  2.5 g
Replacement stylus unit  - Stylus 5E

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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.
Frequency response
20-20.000 Hz + 3 / -3
Stylus type
Elliptical
Stylus tip radius
r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range
1.5-2.0 g (15-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended
1.75 g (17.5 mN)
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.
Frequency response
20-20.000 Hz + 3 / -3
Stylus type
Elliptical
Stylus tip radius
r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range
1.5-2.0 g (15-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended
1.75 g (17.5 mN)

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Product Description

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OM 5E - Moving Magnet Cartridge

  • Fits most standard turntables
  • Easy mounting and alignment
  • Offers distortion free playback of stereo records
  • Low mass design reduces record wear
  • Excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems

The Lowest-mass Range of Moving Magnet Cartridges
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.

Ortofon New OM 5 Series Cartridges
For more than 50 years, Ortofon has been designing and manufacturing Moving Magnet cartridges. Along with the well-regarded Moving Coil cartridges, Moving Magnet models have established a good reputation among music lovers and Hi-Fi enthusiasts the world over.

The new OM 5 series encompasses three basic cartridges: OM 5S, OM 5E & Super OM 5. The Ortofon OM 5 series is the lowest-mass range of moving magnet cartridges offered by Ortofon. The cartridge body has been designed to provide easy mounting and alignment on both top mount and bottom mount headshells.

Ingeniously tucked into the top of the mounting bracket is a tiny, removable weight-plate. If your tonearm is a 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 2.5 g.

The series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps. By adopting a wide range of replacement styli, the OM 5 Series can provide an optimum match for your home system, application and budget.

Advancements In Sound
The OM 5 Series body is manufactured from Noryl (plastic & glass compound), a lightweight material, which ensures high rigidity and freedom from resonances.

By means of computer simulations it has been possible to define the natural pivot point of the system with unprecedented accuracy while achieving an optimum oscillation balance.

The result: improved linearity, higher channel separation and reduced distortion.

The Super OM 5 also features an improved engine with Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention, which enables Moving Magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response as with a Moving Coil cartridge.

Styli types & Interchangeability
By adopting a wide range of replacement styli, the OM 5 Series can provide an optimum match for your home system, application and budget.

In the development of OM cartridges, a major objective was to provide the music lover with the opportunity to optimize sound reproduction without having to replace the entire cartridge. Instead of being merely intended for replacement purposes following wear or damage, the OM 5 Series allows you to step up to better sound by simply upgrading the stylus. Depending on your preference, styli for the OM 5 Series are easily interchanged and include: styli 3E, 5E, 10, 20, 30, 40 & 78 and D 25 M.

OM 5E Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 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 response  - 20-20.000 Hz + 3 / -3 
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 60 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  20 µm/mN
Stylus type  -  Elliptical
Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range  -  1.5-2.0 g (15-20 mN)
Tracking 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 -   200-500 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus - Black/Black
Cartridge weight incl. extra weight -  5 g
Cartridge weight excl. extra weight -  2.5 g
Replacement stylus unit  - Stylus 5E

Download the OM 5 Series cartridges userguide

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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.
Frequency response
20-20.000 Hz + 3 / -3
Stylus type
Elliptical
Stylus tip radius
r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range
1.5-2.0 g (15-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended
1.75 g (17.5 mN)
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.
Frequency response
20-20.000 Hz + 3 / -3
Stylus type
Elliptical
Stylus tip radius
r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range
1.5-2.0 g (15-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended
1.75 g (17.5 mN)
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