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Ortofon Super OM 5E Moving Magnet Cartridge


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The Ortofon OM Series encompasses three basic cartridges: OM 1S, OM 5E and Super OM 5E. With its classic design, the OM moving magnet cartridge has been featured on innumerable hi-fi turntables over many years, and the latest range gives turntable owners easy access to great sound at an affordable price.

The OM Series is the lowest-mass range of moving magnet (MM) cartridges offered by Ortofon, and combined with their minimal design allowing for easy mounting and alignment and clear, loud output for easy pairing with a phono stage, they fully justify their "Optimum Match" (OM) name.

The Super OM 5E has an improved generator system compared to the standard OM 5E. In this generator system, the same split-pole pin technology that's found on the coveted 2M range is used. Split pole pins reduce eddy current losses caused by magnetic hysteresis, resulting in an extended, flat frequency, similar to that found on a moving coil cartridge. The Super OM 5E development also used computer simulations to accurately define the natural pivot point of the system, resulting in improved linearity, higher channel separation and reduced distortion.

As well as being easy to fit to any tonearm/headshell system, all OM cartridge bodies also benefit from a tiny, removable weight above the mounting bracket. For standard tonearms, leave the weight in place as usual. For low-mass tonearms, you have the ability to remove the weight, reducing the cartridge weigh to just 2.5g.

The Super OM 5E features an Elliptical (E) 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. 

Replacement Styli
Due to its longevity in the market, the OM range features a number of upgrade stylus options, including the Stylus 5E, Stylus 10, Stylus 20, Stylus 30, Stylus 40 and the 78 RPM Stylus 78.
  • Tick Premium Optimum Match (OM) hi-fi cartridge
  • Tick High-quality sound reproduction
  • Tick Split-pole pin technology produces flat frequency response
  • Tick Elliptical stylus profile
  • Tick Easy tonearm matching
  • Tick High output for easy matching to a phono stage
  • Tick Easy stylus upgrades

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec) 4mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz 1.5dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz 22dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz 15dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB) 20Hz - 25kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz ± 2dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz 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 1kΩ
Internal Inductance 580mH
Recommended Load Resistance 47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance 200 - 500pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus Black / Black
Cartridge Weight 5g (2.5g without the included weight)
Replacement Stylus Unit Stylus 5E

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.


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