Ortofon X5-MC is the best High Output MC cartridge

New-old-stock from 2002, in original box and packaging, with papers, mounting hardware and screwdriver.  Stylus inspected under microscope; see last photos.  Cartridge mounted and tested to ensure suspension still compliant.  Sounds amazing!!

The X5-MC features a highly polished nude Fritz Gyger (FG) 70 diamond. The FG 70 diamond resolves a very high level of detail, and can track even the highest frequency groove modulations.

The X5-MC has a 2 mV output, which although high enough to be used with moving magnet phono preamps, preserves the delicacy and accuracy that moving coil cartridges are known for.

X5-MC Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. -   2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz   - < 2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz -   > 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz -   > 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB -   20-45.000 Hz
Frequency response -   20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1,5 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force -   > 60 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral   - 13 µm/mN
Stylus type -   Nude FG 70
Stylus tip radius   - r/R 5/70 µm
Equivalent stylus tip mass - 0,75 mg

Tracking force range -   1,8-2,2 g (18-22 mN)
Tracking force, recommended -   2 g (20 mN)
Tracking angle -   20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance -   80 Ohm
Recommended load impedance   - 47 kOhm / < 500 pF
Cartridge body material -   Noryl
Cartridge colour -   Red
Cartridge weight -   4,1 g

Please note: only the cartridge, stylus shield, box and packaging, papers, mounting hardware and screwdriver are included - no headshell, wires, record, turntable, etc. are included.

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Listed4 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • X5-MC
  • Red
  • 1990
Made In
  • Denmark

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