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Ortofon 2M Black MM Phono Cartridge

 

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Flagship model of the 2M range, one of the best MM cartridges we've heard. We also stock 2M RedBlue and Bronze cartridges

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Features

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 @1kHz, 5cm/s: 5mV
- Channel balance at 1 kHz: 1 dB
- Channel separation at 1 kHz: 26 dB
- Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
- Frequency range @- 3dB: 20-31k Hz
- Freq response: 20-20k Hz +2 / -1dB
- Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 90 µm/mN
- Stylus type: Nude Shibata
- Stylus tip radius: r/R 6/50 µm
- Track force range: 1,4-1,7g (16-20 mN)
- Tracking force: 1,5 g (15 mN)
- Tracking angle: 20°
- Impedance, DC resistance: 1,2 kOhm
- Internal inductance: 630 mH
- RCMD load resistance: 47 kOhm
- RCMD load capacitance: 150-300 pF
- Cartridge weight: 7,2 g

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. The stylus is constructed from Noryl resin. The Ortofon Black has an excellent frequency response and an amazing reproduction quality. The 2M Black is easily one of the best all round moving magnet cartridges we have ever heard.

Developed in conjunction with Danish designer 'MøllerJensen Design', who designed the award winning flagship Jubilee and the Kontrapunkt cartridges. This cartridge is future-proofed by virtue of being able to replace the stylus and the body is fitted with tapped screw threads, so you attach the cartridge with a screw, rather than having to fiddle around with tiny nuts and bolts. The result of Ortofon design choices is to give audiophiles excellent acoustic performance from their turntable, for an unbeatable value for money.

Resembling the Ortofon Rondo and Ortofon Cadenza ranges, the Ortofon 2M range is based around an entry level model, the Red, the next step up is the Blue, followed by Bronze and finally the flagship model is Black. To understand why the 2M Black is the flagship model takes just one listen and you will be left without any doubt about its status as Ortofon's best 2M design. 2M black is one of the finest moving magnet cartridges we have ever heard, it manages to get the very best sound from a wide range of records. The 2M Black is an acoustical treat for your self and your turntable and is an 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)

  • "...it 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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