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Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Bronze Moving Magnet Cartridge

Description

  • Special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire
  • Cartridge body made from highly rigid and resonance eliminating materials
  • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

2M Series

The 2M Bronze features a nude Fine Line diamond stylus, which is particularly suited for demanding applications. The slim profile of the Fine Line stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear. 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
  • Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy
  • Nude Fine Line diamond stylus
  • 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)
  • 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: 15dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 29kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +2 / -0dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 80μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 22μm / mN
Stylus Type: Nude Fine Line
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 40μm
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 / Bronze
Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Bronze
Accessories: 1 x Stylus Brush
1 x Screwdriver
2 x Screw M2.5 x 5
2 x Screw M2.5 x 7
1 x Stylus Pressure Gauge

2M Bronze

2MR Bronze

2M Bronze 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
Inviting soundstage with even more resolution and detail
Nude Fine-Line 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 - 29000 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 Fine Line
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 Bronze Moving Magnet Cartridge

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    Description

    • Special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire
    • Cartridge body made from highly rigid and resonance eliminating materials
    • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

    2M Series

    The 2M Bronze features a nude Fine Line diamond stylus, which is particularly suited for demanding applications. The slim profile of the Fine Line stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear. 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
    • Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy
    • Nude Fine Line diamond stylus
    • 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)
    • 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: 15dB
    Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 29kHz
    Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +2 / -0dB
    Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 80μm
    Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 22μm / mN
    Stylus Type: Nude Fine Line
    Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 40μm
    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 / Bronze
    Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
    Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Bronze
    Accessories: 1 x Stylus Brush
    1 x Screwdriver
    2 x Screw M2.5 x 5
    2 x Screw M2.5 x 7
    1 x Stylus Pressure Gauge

    2M Bronze

    2MR Bronze

    2M Bronze 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
    Inviting soundstage with even more resolution and detail
    Nude Fine-Line 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 - 29000 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 Fine Line
    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

    Product Info Sheet

    User Guide

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