Ortofon OM5S Cartridge


Spherical MM Cartridge

SKU: OR_OM5S_C Category:

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.


  • Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5 cm/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 -3 dB: 20–20,000 Hz
  • Frequency response: 20–22,000 Hz
  • Tracking ability at 315 Hz 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
  • Interchangeable with: Stylus 5E

Check out the brochure for more information – Ortofon OM5 Series Brochure


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