A quality phono cartridge for little more that the cost of a replacement stylus!
I can’t imagine how many customers fell back in love with their record collection after fitting an Ortofon OM5e/OMB5e. For starters, if they brought their turntable in with them when they purchased it, it’s most likely the first time that they’ve heard a properly aligned and balanced cartridge in their system. Back-ground noise drops, sibilance eliminated, tone improvements instantly impress all who hear it.
If you can’t make it in, I have prepared a 2-page alignment and setup ‘fact sheet’ that will help you get the best from your upgrade.
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 at – 3dB: 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz: ± 2 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *): 65 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 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 weight: 5 g