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Ortofon OM5E Phono Cartridge
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Ortofon OM5E Phono Cartridge

Our ID#:OM5E
Brand:Ortofon
ORTOFON OM-5E
$67.00
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Ortofon OM5E Turntable Cartridge


The Ortofon OM5E is a coveted medium level cartridge supplied as original equipment on many finer turntables. 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 'hybrid' type Ortofon "OM10", "OM20", "OM30" or "OM40". (Note that the OM5E is not in the "super" cartridge line currently on the market for the 10,20,30 & 40 with somewhat better cartridge based internal specs.)


Here you will find a very detailed OM5E review.


4 Stars
What a great budget cartridge
For the money spent on this cartridge, you are getting your moneys worth. If you want anything better then I would spend at least fifty dollars more on an Ortofon Red from what I am told by my local record shop owner. The bottom line with this cartridge is that you will get good sound and great tracking. It produces a great full sound. The best thing about this is its ability to track. I will say after a month of owning this Ortofon OM5E Cartridge that I am pleasantly surprised.
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Reviewed by:  from Kalamazoo . on 3/26/2012
4
5 Stars
Ortofon OM5E Cartridge
Totally happy with this product but also impressed with Turntable Needles. Their description of the item made it easy for me to find exactly what I was looking for and double check myself. They were also incredibly timely in shipping and had a follow-up to make sure the item had arrived satisfactory. Great doing business with them.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Birmingham, Alabama. on 12/9/2013
5
5 Stars
none
This cartridge has great sound, especially considering the price. Good vinyl sounds so much better than cd's.
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Reviewed by:  from Marco Island, FL. on 5/23/2012
5
5 Stars
Ortofon OM5E Cartridge
Turntableneedles.com comes through again!! Excellent service! Excellent products! Keep up the great work!! As to the OM5E it's a great buy! There are plenty of reviews of this cartridge on the web. An excellent cartridge at a very good price! Yes, it can be bettered but at a much higher price tag. The OM10 is also a good choice. I will be back for more!! Thank You
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Reviewed by:  from Washington. on 6/15/2013
5
5 Stars
Ortofon 0M5E
Getting back into vinyl after 20 years.This cartridge is a great value considering the price I paid for a cartridge years ago.It tracks very well and sounds amazing.I now remember why I liked vinyl to begin with!
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Reviewed by:  from Pa.. on 1/21/2013
5
5 Stars
Exactly how it should be
The cartridge arrived promptly, very well protected by packing materials. Simple installation. Once again I'm able to enjoy the unmatched sound of vinyl.
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Reviewed by:  from Cambridge, MA. on 3/31/2013
5
5 Stars
Ortofon OME5 Cartridge
Needed to replace the stylus on my MA cartridge but sad to say they don't make it anymore so I went with the Ortofon and was very pleased with this cartridge and stylus. I was very impressed with the sound quality, for the price you can't go wrong very satisfied.
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Reviewed by:  from Moline Illinois. on 4/26/2017
5
5 Stars
Mister
My order arrived exactly on schedule. I've used this product before and liked the overall tonal balance, a little on the warm side, but plenty of bite with brass and clear percussion. A good, easy on the pocket, starting point for real HiFi.
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Reviewed by:  from Chittagong, Bangladesh. on 10/24/2017
5
5 Stars
First Order
What a pleasure to order from these people. Order processed timely. The Ortophone was slightly better than I expected with bass notes cleaner than my tuner. I’ll get another one for my turntable in the desert. Meanwhile this will be adequate until I decide between Grado or Sumiko.
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Reviewed by:  from San Francisco . on 11/12/2018
5
5 Stars
Ortofon OM5E Phono Cartridge
A good cartridge for the Dual 1215 for fit and sound.
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Reviewed by:  from Port Coquitlam. on 7/27/2020
5

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