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Ortofon X5-MC is the best High Output MC cartridge

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