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Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M 78 Moving Magnet Cartridge

    Description

    • Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm shellac records, which require a larger stylus profile
    • Uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins

    2M Series

    The 2M Series of cartridges from Ortofon have been designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration. The pre-existing range of 2M cartridges have rapidly been established as a reference point for all good moving magnet cartridges. From the introductory Red, through to the high-end Black; 2M is now a go-to name in moving magnet technology. 2012 sees Ortofon open up new markets within the same design principle of 2M. The 2M 78 and 2M Mono offer users of older, rare vinyl a higher-quality playback medium than had previously been available.

    The 2M 78 features an improved True Mono engine, which provides a high level of sonic accuracy, as well as expertly cut Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm records (which require a larger stylus profile).

    2M Verso
    The 2M series of cartridges are now also available in a special version, suited for bottom-mount tonearms. The 2M Verso are available to special order.  Head-Shell shown for illustration purposes only and not included with cartridge

    Features

    • Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy
    • Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm shellac records, which require a larger stylus profile
    • Uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins
    • Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)
    • Stylus brush included
    • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

    Each 2M cartridge model is also available as a 2MR variant. Here, the "R" stands for “Reduced” and relates to the lower cartridge body height. This is suited to certain types of tonearms from manufacturers such as Pro-Ject, Linn and Rega, in order to achieve the correct VTA. To learn more about whether the 2MR might be useful for your system, visit our handy technical page Ortofon 2MR - The Technical Argument Suitable For Riga Turntables

    Specifications

    Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):
    4mV
    Frequency Range (at -3dB):
    20Hz - 22kHz
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:
    +3 / -1dB
    Tracking Ability at 315Hz:
    Typically 70μm
    Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:
    18μm / mN
    Stylus Type:
    Spherical
    Stylus Tip Radius R:
    65μm
    Tracking Force Range:
    1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
    Recommended Tracking Force:
    1.8g (18mN)
    Tracking Angle:
    20º
    Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
    700Ω
    Internal Inductance:
    300mH
    Recommended Load Resistance:
    47kΩ
    Recommended Load Capacitance:
    150 - 300pF
    Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus:
    Black / Grey
    Cartridge Weight:
    7.2g
    Replacement Stylus Unit:
    Stylus 2M 78
    Accessories:
    Stylus Brush
    Screwdriver

    2M 78

    2MR 78

    2M 78 Premounted

    Differing Key Features
    Reduced-height 2MR cartridge body No Yes No
    Overhead mounting cartridge for installing into a headshell Yes Yes No
    Moving magnet cartridge with removable stylus Yes Yes Yes
    Supplied pre-installed on a headshell for easy installation No No Yes
    Special "verso" model for bottom-mount headshells No No No
    Utilises Ortofon's split-pole pin technology to reduce the eddy current and to get a flat frequency response, like with an MC cartridge Yes Yes Yes
    Anti-resonant Hopelex body Yes Yes Yes
    Stylus fits on other models in the Ortofon 2M range No No No
    Replacement stylus only No No No
    Common Key Features
    Optimised mono output cartridge
    Optimised for use with 78 RPM records
    Spherical diamond stylus
    Differing Specifications
    Cartridge Weight 7.2 g 6 g 16.7 g
    Replacement Stylus For
    Common Specifications
    Output Voltage (@ 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.) 4 mV
    Frequency Range (@ -3dB) 20 - 20000 Hz
    Frequency Response +3 / -1dB 20 - 20000 Hz
    Tracking Ability (@ 315Hz at Recommended Tracking Force) 70 μm
    Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 18 μm
    Stylus Type Spherical
    Tracking Force Range 1.6 - 2.0 g
    Recommended Tracking Force 1.8 g
    Tracking Angle 20 °
    Internal Impedance 700 Ω
    Internal Inductance 350 mH
    Cantilever Material Aluminium Tube
    Recommended Load Impedance 47000 Ω
    Recommended Load Capacitance 150 - 300 pF

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    Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M 78 Moving Magnet Cartridge

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        Description

        • Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm shellac records, which require a larger stylus profile
        • Uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins

        2M Series

        The 2M Series of cartridges from Ortofon have been designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration. The pre-existing range of 2M cartridges have rapidly been established as a reference point for all good moving magnet cartridges. From the introductory Red, through to the high-end Black; 2M is now a go-to name in moving magnet technology. 2012 sees Ortofon open up new markets within the same design principle of 2M. The 2M 78 and 2M Mono offer users of older, rare vinyl a higher-quality playback medium than had previously been available.

        The 2M 78 features an improved True Mono engine, which provides a high level of sonic accuracy, as well as expertly cut Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm records (which require a larger stylus profile).

        2M Verso
        The 2M series of cartridges are now also available in a special version, suited for bottom-mount tonearms. The 2M Verso are available to special order.  Head-Shell shown for illustration purposes only and not included with cartridge

        Features

        • Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy
        • Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm shellac records, which require a larger stylus profile
        • Uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins
        • Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)
        • Stylus brush included
        • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

        Each 2M cartridge model is also available as a 2MR variant. Here, the "R" stands for “Reduced” and relates to the lower cartridge body height. This is suited to certain types of tonearms from manufacturers such as Pro-Ject, Linn and Rega, in order to achieve the correct VTA. To learn more about whether the 2MR might be useful for your system, visit our handy technical page Ortofon 2MR - The Technical Argument Suitable For Riga Turntables

        Specifications

        Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):
        4mV
        Frequency Range (at -3dB):
        20Hz - 22kHz
        Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:
        +3 / -1dB
        Tracking Ability at 315Hz:
        Typically 70μm
        Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:
        18μm / mN
        Stylus Type:
        Spherical
        Stylus Tip Radius R:
        65μm
        Tracking Force Range:
        1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
        Recommended Tracking Force:
        1.8g (18mN)
        Tracking Angle:
        20º
        Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
        700Ω
        Internal Inductance:
        300mH
        Recommended Load Resistance:
        47kΩ
        Recommended Load Capacitance:
        150 - 300pF
        Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus:
        Black / Grey
        Cartridge Weight:
        7.2g
        Replacement Stylus Unit:
        Stylus 2M 78
        Accessories:
        Stylus Brush
        Screwdriver

        2M 78

        2MR 78

        2M 78 Premounted

        Differing Key Features
        Reduced-height 2MR cartridge body No Yes No
        Overhead mounting cartridge for installing into a headshell Yes Yes No
        Moving magnet cartridge with removable stylus Yes Yes Yes
        Supplied pre-installed on a headshell for easy installation No No Yes
        Special "verso" model for bottom-mount headshells No No No
        Utilises Ortofon's split-pole pin technology to reduce the eddy current and to get a flat frequency response, like with an MC cartridge Yes Yes Yes
        Anti-resonant Hopelex body Yes Yes Yes
        Stylus fits on other models in the Ortofon 2M range No No No
        Replacement stylus only No No No
        Common Key Features
        Optimised mono output cartridge
        Optimised for use with 78 RPM records
        Spherical diamond stylus
        Differing Specifications
        Cartridge Weight 7.2 g 6 g 16.7 g
        Replacement Stylus For
        Common Specifications
        Output Voltage (@ 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.) 4 mV
        Frequency Range (@ -3dB) 20 - 20000 Hz
        Frequency Response +3 / -1dB 20 - 20000 Hz
        Tracking Ability (@ 315Hz at Recommended Tracking Force) 70 μm
        Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 18 μm
        Stylus Type Spherical
        Tracking Force Range 1.6 - 2.0 g
        Recommended Tracking Force 1.8 g
        Tracking Angle 20 °
        Internal Impedance 700 Ω
        Internal Inductance 350 mH
        Cantilever Material Aluminium Tube
        Recommended Load Impedance 47000 Ω
        Recommended Load Capacitance 150 - 300 pF

        Downloads

        User Guide

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