Ortofon 2m Black Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge
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"I have to say, the 2M series from Ortofon is excellent in each of the model's price ranges. Ortofon has been building phono cartridges for many, many years. They really did their homework on these models. The 2M Red is rediculously good for the very low price."--Gene Rubin

Important Note: You can not purchase this cartridge via the online store. I first need to discuss with you the application to be sure this cartridge is compatible with your system. Please email me first at: generubinaudio@earthlink.net


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.
The cartridge body used for the 2M Black is manufactured from a newly-developed Lexan DMX Piano Black, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
The 2M Black uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.
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.

From SoundStage!.com:

"The Ortofon 2M Black does a very good job of reproducing the music engraved in the grooves of your records. That it does so at about half the price of the best moving-magnet cartridge I’ve ever heard is icing on the cake. This is an Ortofon, after all, a company that knows how to build a top-quality moving-magnet cartridge at reasonable prices. The 2M Black sits at the pinnacle of Ortofon’s new 2M lineup, so we can rest assured that it represents the company's up-to-the-minute thinking in moving-magnet design. No, it’s not the best moving-magnet cartridge on the market -- no single cartridge can ever make that claim -- but it certainly can stand with anyone else’s offering. The 2M Black is a contender for those seeking a high-quality moving-magnet cartridge. Well done, Ortofon, well done indeed."

Technical data   
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 + 2 / - 0 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force    80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral    22 µm/mN
Stylus type    Nude Shibata
Stylus tip radius    r/R 6/50 µm
Tracking force range    1,4-1,7g (14-17 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 colour, body/stylus    Black/Black
Cartridge weight    7,2 g

Made in Denmark

  • Manufacturer: Ortofon

Ortofon 2m Black Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

Price: $755.00
Availability: Out-of-Stock