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Ortofon OM 5S Moving Magnet Cartridge


The new Ortofon OM 5 series encompasses three basic cartridges: OM 5S, OM 5E and Super OM 5E.

? The series is the lowest-mass range of moving magnet cartridges offered by Ortofon.
? The OM cartridges bodies have been designed to provide easy mounting and alignment on both top mount and bottom mount headshells.
? The OM 5 Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.


Based on the OM 5E, Ortofon’s stellar entry-level cartridge, the OM 5S is a perfect introduction to the world of hi-fi at a price that can’t be beaten.

Offering unbeatable value and a convenient upgrade path, the OM 5S is a brilliant solution for someone who’s just starting out in vinyl, or for a DJ who wants to enjoy more detail and nuance than durable DJ cartridges can provide. Once they’ve tried the OM 5S and gotten a taste for true analogue sound, upgrading is as simple as swapping the stylus for a more subtle OM model. Convenient and well-built, you simply can’t go past the OM 5S.

Weight 5 g

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 4.5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz 2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz 20 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz 12 dB
Frequency range at – 3dB 20-20.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-22.000 Hz
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 60 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mN
Stylus type Spherical
Stylus tip radius R 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 5S


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