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 5E is the replacement stylus for many late model Ortofon cartridges and hundreds of vintage turntables and cartridges from dozens of other manufacturers. This stylus features a 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. So don't spoil the performance of your Ortofon Cartridge with anything less than an original Ortofon replacement stylus.
Upgrade Option: If you have something more than a budget turntable, then upgrade to either an Ortofon Stylus10 or Ortofon Stylus 20 stylus. They will both fit perfectly and can 'track' the record at lower stylus pressures than the Stylus 5E.
Compatability: Ortofon OM 5E, OMP 5E, OMB 5E, OMT 5E among others - see list below.
Main Features & Specifications
- Frequency Range: 20-24,000 Hz
- Frequency Response: 20-25,000 Hz +3/-1 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 grams (12.5-17.5 mN)
- Tracking force, recommended: 1.75 - 2.0 grams
- Tracking angle: 20°
- Stylus colour: Black
- Warranty: 90 days doesnot include mishandling or abuse.
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