Ortofon OM 5E Phono Cartridge
User Manual Ortofon OM 5E
Ratings & Reviews
by action dan
First impressions: a bit bass heavy but enjoyable on classic rock. For not much more the 2M is vastly superior. This is much closer in overall performance to the lower end Omega IMHO, which costs half the price. Not a stunner or lemon, the OM5 performs about what one would expect for the price. Still, a pretty good value. 4 stars since one can add an upgrade stylus which the Omega I believe can not.
A friend of mine asked me to set this cartridge up on his Denon table. I don't know where he bought it from. For under 100$ you get a very solid cartridge. For John Q. Average, this is a terrific go-to, and rivals cartridges costing more. I like the strong output, and good tracking.
by Vinyl maniac
It sounds really warm!!This is one of the best budget phono cartridges i've ever had.If you dont have much money but you want real good sound quality dont think just buy it!!
by Mike Nicholls
Hi Guys, I received my cartridge. No problems with delivery. I have the cartridge set on my old pioneer turntable. Sounds fantastic, quite an improvement on the standard cartridge that did have a new needle fitted recently. Has given the old classic machine a new life. I will contact you guys when i need a new needle for the Ortofon. Thanks.
Included on Many Entry Level TT's, but Upgrade to a 2M RED
I bought a Project Debut III, some years ago, that came standard with this cartridge. It performed fine, but seemed a bit flat and lacking in higher frequency detail. I upgraded to an Ortofon 2M Red and saw the immediate improvement. I also have an AT 440 MLA with a NOS 125 stylus which blows them both away in HF detail, but the Ortofons are still a pleasant listen.
One of the best in this price range. Better bass response compared to Audio Technica. Great stereo separation and detail. Its on the bright side so had to adjust load capacitance to 350pF