The tracking force recommended for your Ortofon OM 5E is between 1.50 and 2 grams. If you don't have a stylus force gauge (recommended that you do) you can set your arm to near "0" by setting the tracking force calibration to "0" and shifting the counterweight until the arm hovers parallel to the record surface, essentially floating parallel above the record. Now set your tracking force to about 1.75 grams. Experiment with forces of 2 grams and 1.5 grams to see which sounds the best. Be careful not to damage your stylus during this operation (use your stylus cover if you have one). Happy Listening.
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