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OM 5S Cartridge

by Ortofon

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For more than 50 years, Ortofon has been designing and manufacturing Moving Magnet cartridges. Along with our 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 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.

OM 5S Technical data

  • 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°
  • *) Typical value
  • 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

The above information is from the manufacturer.
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