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Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Black Moving Magnet Cartridge

Description

  • Ortofon's most detailed and analytical moving magnet cartridge
  • Carbon fibre stylus brush and tracking force gauge included
  • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

2M Series

The 2M Black is the new moving magnet flagship from Ortofon. The 2M black is graced with a Shibata diamond stylus - the same diamond as on the acclaimed MC Jubilee. Its slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the groove walls and ensures notably detailed reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the most high-frequency groove information. Users of the 2M Black will enjoy the benefit of impeccable sound quality, along with reduced record & stylus wear, and reduced distortion and phase error as a result of the diamond’s improved tracking geometry The cartridge body used for the 2M Bronze and 2M Black is manufactured from a newly-developed Noryl plastic/glass combination, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances. The 2M Bronze and 2M Black use a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver-plated copper wire.

Features

  • Special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire
  • Shibata diamond stylus tip
  • Detailed sound reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information
  • Reduced distortion and record wear
  • Cartridge body made from highly rigid and resonance eliminating materials
  • Improved dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces greater details
  • Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)
  • Carbon fibre stylus brush and tracking force gauge 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

The 2M technology
2M cartridges are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Ortofon's philosophy is to play the record sound as accurately as possible, without colouring the sound in any way. Both the 2M Bronze and 2M Black have diamonds which are cut and polished to the highest standards of the industry. The 2M design has also been optimized for easy mounting on to a tonearm; the weight and size of all 2M models is well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today's market. The 2M Bronze and 2M Black also have interchangeable stylus units, and replacement styli are readily available.

About the unique 2M design
2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with "Møller Jensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series. The inspiration for designing the 2M was related to the facets of the diamond - elegantly concentrating its contours against the grooves on the record surface. The name 2M was selected among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen... 2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet. 

The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, with ascending quality as you move from Red - Blue - Bronze - Black. The spectacular 2m Black has become the flagship of 2M, and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges. 2M was also the last product designed by Ortofon's former chief engineer, Per Windfield. He developed the 2M series over the final 2 years of his 30 year tenure with Ortofon.

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. 

Specifications

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):
5mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz:
1dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz:
26dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz:
1-5dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB):
20Hz - 31kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:
+2 / -0dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz:
Typically 80μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:
22μm / mN
Stylus Type:
Nude Shibata
Stylus Tip Radius r / R:
6 / 50μm
Tracking Force Range:
1.4 - 1.7g (14 - 17mN)
Recommended Tracking Force:
1.5g (15mN)
Tracking Angle:
20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
1.2kΩ
Internal Inductance:
630mH
Recommended Load Resistance:
47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance:
150 - 300pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus:
Black / Black
Cartridge Weight:
7.2g
Replacement Stylus Unit:
Stylus 2M Black
Accessories:
1 x Stylus Brush (Carbon Fibre)
1 x Screwdriver
2 x Screw M2.5 x 5
2 x Screw M2.5 x 7
1 x Stylus Pressure Gauge

2M Black

2MR Black

2M Black 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 and improved internal engine with silver-plated copper wire Yes Yes Yes
Can be upgraded with other styli from the Ortofon 2M range 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
Designed to be as true to the groove as possible
Nude Shibata diamond stylus
Differing Specifications
Cartridge Weight 7.2 g 6 g 16.7 g
Replacement Stylus For
Common Specifications
Output Voltage (@ 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.) 5 mV
Channel Balance (@ 1000Hz) 1 dB
Channel Separation (@ 1000Hz) 26 dB
Channel Separation (@ 15000Hz) 15 dB
Frequency Range (@ -3dB) 20 - 31000 Hz
Frequency Response +2 / -0dB 20 - 20000 Hz
Tracking Ability (@ 315Hz at Recommended Tracking Force) 80 μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 22 μm
Stylus Type Nude Shibata
Tracking Force Range 1.4 - 1.7 g
Recommended Tracking Force 1.5 g
Tracking Angle 20 °
Internal Impedance 1200 Ω
Internal Inductance 630 mH
Cantilever Material Aluminium Tube
Recommended Load Impedance 47000 Ω
Recommended Load Capacitance 150 - 300 pF

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Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Black Moving Magnet Cartridge

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£525.00£465.00 Incl. VAT

      Description

      • Ortofon's most detailed and analytical moving magnet cartridge
      • Carbon fibre stylus brush and tracking force gauge included
      • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

      2M Series

      The 2M Black is the new moving magnet flagship from Ortofon. The 2M black is graced with a Shibata diamond stylus - the same diamond as on the acclaimed MC Jubilee. Its slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the groove walls and ensures notably detailed reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the most high-frequency groove information. Users of the 2M Black will enjoy the benefit of impeccable sound quality, along with reduced record & stylus wear, and reduced distortion and phase error as a result of the diamond’s improved tracking geometry The cartridge body used for the 2M Bronze and 2M Black is manufactured from a newly-developed Noryl plastic/glass combination, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances. The 2M Bronze and 2M Black use a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver-plated copper wire.

      Features

      • Special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire
      • Shibata diamond stylus tip
      • Detailed sound reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information
      • Reduced distortion and record wear
      • Cartridge body made from highly rigid and resonance eliminating materials
      • Improved dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces greater details
      • Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)
      • Carbon fibre stylus brush and tracking force gauge 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

      The 2M technology
      2M cartridges are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Ortofon's philosophy is to play the record sound as accurately as possible, without colouring the sound in any way. Both the 2M Bronze and 2M Black have diamonds which are cut and polished to the highest standards of the industry. The 2M design has also been optimized for easy mounting on to a tonearm; the weight and size of all 2M models is well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today's market. The 2M Bronze and 2M Black also have interchangeable stylus units, and replacement styli are readily available.

      About the unique 2M design
      2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with "Møller Jensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series. The inspiration for designing the 2M was related to the facets of the diamond - elegantly concentrating its contours against the grooves on the record surface. The name 2M was selected among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen... 2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet. 

      The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, with ascending quality as you move from Red - Blue - Bronze - Black. The spectacular 2m Black has become the flagship of 2M, and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges. 2M was also the last product designed by Ortofon's former chief engineer, Per Windfield. He developed the 2M series over the final 2 years of his 30 year tenure with Ortofon.

      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. 

      Specifications

      Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec):
      5mV
      Channel Balance at 1kHz:
      1dB
      Channel Separation at 1kHz:
      26dB
      Channel Separation at 15kHz:
      1-5dB
      Frequency Range (at -3dB):
      20Hz - 31kHz
      Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz:
      +2 / -0dB
      Tracking Ability at 315Hz:
      Typically 80μm
      Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral:
      22μm / mN
      Stylus Type:
      Nude Shibata
      Stylus Tip Radius r / R:
      6 / 50μm
      Tracking Force Range:
      1.4 - 1.7g (14 - 17mN)
      Recommended Tracking Force:
      1.5g (15mN)
      Tracking Angle:
      20º
      Internal Impedance / DC Resistance:
      1.2kΩ
      Internal Inductance:
      630mH
      Recommended Load Resistance:
      47kΩ
      Recommended Load Capacitance:
      150 - 300pF
      Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus:
      Black / Black
      Cartridge Weight:
      7.2g
      Replacement Stylus Unit:
      Stylus 2M Black
      Accessories:
      1 x Stylus Brush (Carbon Fibre)
      1 x Screwdriver
      2 x Screw M2.5 x 5
      2 x Screw M2.5 x 7
      1 x Stylus Pressure Gauge

      2M Black

      2MR Black

      2M Black 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 and improved internal engine with silver-plated copper wire Yes Yes Yes
      Can be upgraded with other styli from the Ortofon 2M range 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
      Designed to be as true to the groove as possible
      Nude Shibata diamond stylus
      Differing Specifications
      Cartridge Weight 7.2 g 6 g 16.7 g
      Replacement Stylus For
      Common Specifications
      Output Voltage (@ 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.) 5 mV
      Channel Balance (@ 1000Hz) 1 dB
      Channel Separation (@ 1000Hz) 26 dB
      Channel Separation (@ 15000Hz) 15 dB
      Frequency Range (@ -3dB) 20 - 31000 Hz
      Frequency Response +2 / -0dB 20 - 20000 Hz
      Tracking Ability (@ 315Hz at Recommended Tracking Force) 80 μm
      Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 22 μm
      Stylus Type Nude Shibata
      Tracking Force Range 1.4 - 1.7 g
      Recommended Tracking Force 1.5 g
      Tracking Angle 20 °
      Internal Impedance 1200 Ω
      Internal Inductance 630 mH
      Cantilever Material Aluminium Tube
      Recommended Load Impedance 47000 Ω
      Recommended Load Capacitance 150 - 300 pF

      Downloads

      Hi-Fi Choice Review

      Product Info Sheet

      User Guide

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