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Ortofon OM 10

Ortofon

Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

Ortofon OM 10 Phono Cartridge.

Ortofon OM 10 Phono Cartridge.
 

Budget Moving Magnet Cartridge with Elliptical Diamond Stylus


Good Replacement or Upgrade for your existing Cartridge


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Product Description

Phono Cartridges
Staying In The Groove

The Phono Cartridge is often confused as the ‘needle’ which it is not! The Phono Cartridge is the electronic device that the needle either inserts into, as in the case with the most popular Moving Magnet (MM) designs or is part of as in the case Moving Coil (MC) designs. The right cartridge combination usually makes amazing differences to your overall ‘vinyl’ enjoyment and is an easy upgrade to sonic improvements. Please feel welcome to call us and discuss your options.

Ortofon released its first magnetic cartridge in 1969 and has been manufacturing quality Moving Magnetic cartridges ever since. The OM 10 has become a favourite because of its low price, high performance and compatibility with a wide range of turntables and tonearms. 

Overview

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 Ortofon OM Cartridges

The OM Series cartridges have been designed on the basis of Ortofon's lightweight moving magnet system. 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.

All OM models have the same body, construction, and magnetic circuitry. The only difference is the interchangeable stylus unit. Choose between a nude elliptical stylus (OM 20), or an elliptical stylus (OM 10), both of which are cut and polished to the highest standards of the industry.

Naturally, you can upgrade an OM 10 to an OM 20 at any time. Your only expense will be the cost of the stylus unit. And if the original stylus is not worn out, you can still use it for less demanding applications.

The OM stylus units are also compatible with all the bodies of the entire ortofon OMP line. IF you own an OM cartridge, you are able to enjoy the improved stylus and cantilever technology of the OM range.

What Is The Stylus

The stylus is connected to a little piece at the end of the tonearm called the phono cartridge. The stylus is a small metal tube underneath the cartridge as the stylus or needle. It is a crucial part of the phono cartridge as this is the only part that touches the record groove. In most cartridges particularly Moving Magnet types, the stylus is user replaceable. In moving coil designs, the whole cartridge needs to be replaced or sent back to the factory for re-tipping. Some including Ortofon offer a change-over service which means you trade-in your old model for the same or better.

The stylus is actually made up of three parts. There is (1) the stylus itself which is usually a diamond, although there are both man-made and natural diamonds in use. The stylus is (2) mounted at the end of a short arm called a cantilever that 'moves' as the stylus traces the record groove. The cantilever is fastened to (3) the phono cartridge. 

Stylus Types

A stylus can come in a number of shapes and sizes. The best styli try to duplicate the shape of the cutting stylus used to produce the original master recording. For these types, you will see such terms as MicroLine, Fineline or MicroRidge.

Conical/Spherical Type: The conical/spherical stylus was until the mid 1980's the most widely used stylus. This was because it usually came as an original part of a standard turntable. It is the simplest and least expensive among all of the styli shapes. Its spherical tip, typically with a radius of 0.7 mm, touches the centre of the groove walls. The conical stylus can be found with lower to moderately priced turntables.

Elliptical Type: The elliptical stylus has two radii, with the front being wider than the side radius. Elliptical styli are available in several sizes, such as 0.2 x 0.7 mm, 0.3 x 0.7 mm and 0.4 x 0.7 mm. The first number is the side radius. The smaller the side radius, the better its music retrieval potential.

Shibata & Fineline Type: Another stylus that is reserved for the higher priced models is the Linear Contact (LC). This type of styli provides a vertical contact area several times more than that of the elliptical, thus enabling it to respond to minute grove modulations. Back in the late 1970's, the shibata type also became popular. It was designed for CD-4/quadraphonic records, but performs brilliantly on stereo records.

The Future

For older cartridges, it may be advisable to purchase at least two replacement styli. Manufacturers have been phasing out many replacement styli through the years and so the next time you need one for your older cartridge you may not be able to find it. 

  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz: 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: 20-24.000 Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-20.000 Hz ± 3 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *): 70 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 25 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
  • Recommended load resistance: 47 kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance: 200-600 pF
  • Cartridge colour, body/stylus: Black/Black
  • Cartridge weight: 5 g
  • Replacement stylus unit: Stylus 10
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years Against Manufacturing & Materials Defects

Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Name Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge
Brand Ortofon
Body Type Moving Magnet (MM)
Finish/Colour N/A
Stylus Type Elliptical
Shipping Weight (kg) 0.2500
Price Range $125

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