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Ortofon - OM5E - Cartridge

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Original price $109.00
Current price $99.00

With an elliptical stylus, the OM5E promises quality sound from Ortofon's moving magnet (VMS) system. New technology and further optimisation have produced the greatest sounding magnetic cartridges from Ortofon - ever! Ortofon has been designing and manufacturing magnetic cartridges for more than 20 years. In providing an economic alternative to the renowned Ortofon moving coil cartridges, the magnetic models have established a firm position for themselves among music lovers and hi fi cognoscenti the world over. Naturally, the magnetic cartridges also benefits from Ortofon's research and experience in transducer technology. Sophisticated styli, light and rigid cantilevers, and advanced magnetic circuitry have produced a level of quality which is state-of-the-art within the magnetic category. The Super OM cartridges have been designed on the basis of Ortofon's lightweight moving magnet system - originally introduced in the OM (Optimum Match) Series - with two major refinements. By means of advanced computer simulation methods, it has been possible to define the natural pivot point of the system with unprecedented accuracy while achieving an optimum oscillation balance. This translates into improved linearity, higher channel separation, and reduced distortion. In addition, Ortofon has succeeded in developing a technique by which to slit the less than 1 mm diameter hollow pole pins, thus significantly reducing eddy current losses caused by magnetic hysteresis. This sophisticated technology extends the frequency range and improves phase linearity. The cartridge body is manufactured from a Noryl plastic/glass combination, which ensures high rigidity, and freedom from resonances. SPECIFICATIONS: Output voltage at 1000Hz, 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 range at - 3dB 20-25.000 Hz Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec. 65 µm Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 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 Internal impedance, DC resistance 4 Ohm Recommended load resistance 47 kOhm Recommended load capacitance 200-600 pF Cartridge weight 5 gram Replacement stylus unit Stylus 5 E TOP REVIEWS: HFX Systems "I liked the OM5E's ability to shovel out loads of detail from the groove, but I liked the overall liveliness and thrust of the cartridge even better." Epinions Review "This phono pickup most assuredly is a standout Five Star Performer!" TOP Ortofon - The World Leader in the Cartridge Industry With over 90 years at the forefront of the sound reproduction industry, Ortofon's excellence in design and technology is evident in their cartridge range. Founded in Copenhagen in 1918, the company's first moving coil cartridge was developed in 1948. Over 300 different designs have flowed from the Danish company since that time - each one proudly displaying Ortofon's technical prowess. Experienced workers operating automated machinery ensure an incredibly high standard across the quality range, with consumers and industry professionals across the world recognising them as the pinnacle of cartridge design. From entry-level through to pure audiophile bliss, Ortofon has the perfect cartridge for your turntable. TOP


Technical Specifications Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec. 4 mV CHANNEL balance at 1 kHz 2 dBChannel separation at 1 kHz 22 dBChannel separation at 15 kHz 15 dB Frequency range at - 3dB 20-25.000 Hz Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz ± 2 dB Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) 65 µmCompliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mNStylus type EllipticalStylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µmTracking 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 OhmInternal inductance 450 mHRecommended load resistance 47 kOhmRecommended load capacitance 200-600 pFCartridge colour, body/stylus Black/BlackCartridge weight 5 gReplacement stylus unit Stylus 5 E

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