Ortofon has always been working with sound reproduction. It was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1918 and initially made soundtracks for movies. In 1948 Ortofon developed its first moving coil cartridge, since then more than 300 different cartridges have been developed and manufactured.
The Ortofon Stylus 20 is the top-of-the-range product among all Ortofon OM series styli and serves as the replacement stylus for many late model Ortofon cartridges and turntables from dozens of other manufacturers. This stylus features a highly polished elliptical diamond tip for long playing life, excellent tracing of record grooves and superb rendition of voice and music. The stylus is an original Made in Denmark by one of the largest and most popular world brands. Stylus upgrades can make a huge difference in sound quality. No where is it more apparent than in the Ortofon line. For anyone using a Super OM cartridge, the 20, 30, and 40 stylus options are a perfect way to take the sound to the next level. So don't spoil the performance of your Ortofon Cartridge with anything less than an original Ortofon replacement stylus.
Compatibility: Also suits Ortofon cartridges including: Super OM 10, OM 10, OMP 10, OMB 10, OMT 10, LM 10, Concorde 10, Concorde EC 10, TM 10H, LMB 12, SMB 12, LMA 12
Main Features & Specifications
- Frequency Range: 20-27kHz
- Frequency Response: 20-20kHz +2/-3 dB
- Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 80 µm
- Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 25 µm
- Stylus type: Nude Elliptical
- Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 µm
- Equivalent stylus tip mass: 0.4 mg
- Tracking force range 1.25 - 1.75 grams (12.5-17.5 mN)
- Tracking force, recommended: 1.5 grams (1.5 mN)
- Tracking angle: 20°
- Stylus colour: Black
- Recommended for the following popular Ortofon cartridges: OM 10, OM 20, OM 30, OM 40, OM 5E, OMP 5E, OMB 5E, OMT 5E as well as those in the list below.
Ortofon OM Stylus History Chart
Below is a chart that denotes which Ortofon stylii were sold with which Ortofon cartridges, past and present. However, keep in mind that all these stylii are interchangeable. For example, if you have an old Ortofon TM 7U cartridge, you can order an Ortofon Stylus 20 or Stylus 30 and they will fit perfectly. Yes, there are differences in the respective anatomies of these cartridges, but upgrading the stylus will yield better sonic results.
|Stylus||Ortofon Cartridge Compatibility|
|40||OM 40; OM 40 Gold|
|30||Super OM 30; OM 30; OMP 30; OMB 30; LM 30; Concorde 30; SME 30H; LM 30H; TM 30H|
|20||Super OM 20; OM 20; OMP 20; OMB 20; LM 20; Concorde 20; LM 20H; TM 20U; TM 20H|
|10||Super OM 10; OM 10; OMP 10; OMB 10; OMT 10; LM 10; Concorde 10; Concorde EC 10; TM10H; LMB 12; SMB 12|
|5E||OM 5E; OMB 5E; OMP 5E; OMT 5E|
|5||OM 5; OMB 5; LMA 5; SMB 5|
|3E||OM 3E; OMP 3E|
|78||All Super OM; OM; OMP; TM; Concorde Cartridges For Playing 78rpm records|
|D25M||All Super OM; OM; OMP; TM; Concorde Cartridges For Playing Micro-Groove records|