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Ortofon OM3E Cartridge
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Ortofon OM3E Cartridge

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Ortofon OM-3E Pickup Cartridge

The Ortofon OM 3E ,what a great entry level cartridge. Sure you can get cheaper entry-level cartridges, but the great thing we love about this cartridge is that you can 'try out' the Ortofon sound with an elliptical needle (not often found on entry levels), then later, if you so choose, you can upgrade just the needle to any quality level found in our 'Related Products" section at the bottom of this page. This will effectively upgrade you to a better OM5E, OM10, OM20, OM30 and so on!


OM 3 E

Output voltage @ 1000 Hz,

4 mV

Channel balance @ 1 kHz

2 dB

Channel separation @ 1 kHz

22 dB

Channel separation @ 15 kHz

15 dB

Frequency range

20-22,000 Hz

Frequency response

20-18,000 Hz + 2 / - 3 dB

FIM distortion @ recommended
tracking force, DIN 45.542

< 1%

Tracking ability @ 315Hz @
recommended tracking force

60 m

Compliance, dynamic, lateral

20 m/mN

Stylus type


Stylus tip radius

r/R 8/18 m

Equivalent stylus tip mass

0.5 mg

Tracking force range

1.5-2.0 g (15-20 mN)

Tracking force, recommended

1.75 g (17.5 mN)

Tracking angle


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


Cartridge weight

5 g

Replacement stylus unit

Stylus 3 E

5 Stars
Ortofon OM3E cartridge
Great cartridge. Mounted this on an Old Phillips 777 turntable. Amazing sound quality. I usually buy Ortofon cartridges because i believe them to be the best value.
Reviewed by:  from Kansas. on 3/2/2019
5 Stars
Ortofon OM3E Cartridge
Fitted and worked perfectly for my rare 3155 Headshell. Great service and technical advice from the team at Turntableneedles.com The only place to shop. Thanks guys.
Reviewed by:  from Far North Queensland. on 4/22/2019

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