Ortofon Hi-Fi OM 5 S Moving Magnet Cartridge

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OM 5 S
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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.


- 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 systemsand with a wide variety of phono preamps.


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 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