Ortofon OM 1 S Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Our Optimum Match (OM) cartridges match most tonearms perfectly. An OM cartridge from Ortofon makes it possible to upgrade the performance of an entire music system very easily by upgrading the stylus. We offer a wide range of replacement styli for OM cartridges.


With the OM cartridge you instantly hear the improvement: music you've heard many times takes on new dimensions.



Adding choice to our value propositions


The OM 1S is a magnetic cartridge (MM) with a Spherical shaped stylus that provides balanced and distortion-free playback for general purpose applications.


If your tonearm has a standard headshell or a cartridge mount, then step up to optimal sound reproduction with OM’s. A glance at anyone of these cartridges will reveal Ortofon's answer to perfect tonearm matching. Ingeniously tucked into the top of the mounting bracket is a tiny, removable weight-plate.



If your tonearm is an standard tonearm, just leave the weight-plate.



If your tonearm is one of the low mass types, then simply remove the weight. The mass of your OM cartridge is now a mere 2.5g


Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.4,5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz20 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz 12 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB20-20.000 Hz
Frequency response20-22.000 Hz
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *)60 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mN
Stylus typeSpherical
Stylus tip radiusR 18 µm
Tracking force range1,5-2,0 g (15-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended1,75 g (17,5 mN)
Tracking angle20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance750 Ohm
Internal inductance 450 mH
Recommended load resistance47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance200-500 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylusBlack/Black
Cartridge weight 5 g
Replacement stylus unit Stylus 1S

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