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Ortofon 2M Black MM Phono Cartridge


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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Ortofon
Product Award What HiFi Award 4 Stars , What HiFi Award 5 Stars, HiFi News Outstanding Product

Tech Specs

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz: 1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz: 26 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB: 20-31.000 Hz
Frequency response: 20-20.000 Hz + 2 / - 1 dB
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 90 µm/mN
Stylus type: Nude Shibata
Stylus tip radius: r/R 6/50 µm
Tracking force range: 1,4-1,7g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended: 1,5 g (15 mN)
Tracking angle: 20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance: 1,2 kOhm
Internal inductance: 630 mH
Recommended load resistance: 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance: 150-300 pF
Cartridge weight: 7,2 g
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Product Description

Ortofon 2M Black moving magnet (MM) phono cartridge is the flagship model in Ortofon's 2M range and features a finely polished nude Shibata diamond tip stylus, is made from Noryl plastic/glass. The Black offers excellent frequency response and stunning sound quality - one of the finest all round moving magnet cartridges we've ever heard.

Developed with Danish designer 'MøllerJensen Design', who was used for the award winning flagship Jubilee and the Kontrapunkt cartridges. The stylus is replaceable in future and the body even features tapped screw threads, so you can simply screw in the cartridge rather than fiddling around with nuts and bolts! Excellent performance and unbeatable value for money.

In similarity to the Ortofon Rondo and Ortofon Cadenza ranges, the Ortofon 2M range is based around an entry level red model, moving upto a blue, bronze and flagship black model. As such, the 2M Black cartridge is the flagship moving magnet cartridge over the 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Bronze. One listen and you'll agree that it earns its status as Ortofon's best 2M design and is one of the finest moving magnet cartridges we're ever heard, getting the best sound from a wide range of records we've listened to. A fine treat for your turntable and investment in enjoyable listening.

Press Reviews

  • "...When set-up, the Ortofon 2M Black was immediately engaging, sounding powerful and vivid...But it was natural recordings of full orchestra that confirmed that the 2M Black is a stellar moving-magnet cartridge...The 2M Black delivers a holographic imagery worthy of the most sophisticated vinyl replay systems." (Hi-Fi News Magazine)

  • " showed real power and dynamics, as well as crisp timing...The most transparent and detailed stylus here...handles subtlety well, with vocals especially possessing supreme inflection and insight...The midrange is expressive, and the treble is insightful and vivid." (What Hi-Fi Magazine)

  • "For those after a powerful, yet fun-loving performance, this Ortofon should be a must-listen. At 7.2g it’s a heavy shelled cartridge, and has a relatively light recommended tracking force of 1.5g. A very transparent and detailed stylus, the Ortofon handles subtlety well, with vocals especially possessing supreme inflection and insight. Take care with matching if you’ve a bright-sounding system. But if you’re looking for downright oomph and fun, the Ortofon 2M Black is where it’s at." (What Hi-Fi Magazine Awards October 2013)

  • "Staggeringly good high-end MM that uses a stylus from the MC jubilee and easily rivals similarly-priced MCs" (Hi-Fi World Magazine World Standards)

  • "The 2M Black delivers holographic imagery worth of the most sophisticated vinyl replay systems. Its remarkable portrayal of air and spaciousness brings you you one step closer to the auditorium and to sharing space with the musicians. " (Hi-Fi News Yearbook 2011)

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