The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm.
The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!
The 2M Black is Ortofon's flagship moving magnet cartridge, and indeed one of the world's most renowned MM designs. The Black is graced with a Shibata diamond stylus, and 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 2M Bronze and 2M Black use a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins and silver-plated copper wiring.
Ortofon's 2M cartridges are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in record grooves. The company's philosophy is to reproduce the recorded information 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 industry standards. The 2M design has also been optimised for easy tone arm mounting, and the weight and size of the cartridge is suitable for most turntables on the market.
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 shibata
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 40 µm
Tracking Force Range: 1.4-1.7g (14-17mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5g (15mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 1.2k
Internal Inductance: 630mH
Recommended Load Resistance: 47k
Recommended Load Capacitance: 150-300pF
Cartridge Weight: 7.2g