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Ortofon 2M Black Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

  • Manufactured from Lexan DMX Piano Black
  • The 2M Black uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire
  • The 2M Series is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove

The 2M Black is graced with a Shibata diamond – 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 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.

Ortofon has optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, and the weight and size to fit the most common turntables on the market today. The 2M Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

The 2M Series is developed in conjunction with the Danish Industrial designer Møller Jensen Design - the same designer who designed the award winning MC Jubilee and Kontrapunkt series. Inspired by the facets of a diamond, whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record’s surface, the 2M’s handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality.

The name 2M was selected from among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and remember, and therefore an alphanumerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.

The 2M has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.

The 2M series of cartridges features Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and OM Super series.

2M Black Maintenance Set included the package:

Stylus brush, carbon fibre
1 x Screwdriver
2 x Screw M2,5 x 5
2 x Screw M2,5 x 7
1 x Stylus pressure gauge

2M Black 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 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  -  1.4-1.7 g (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

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Frequency response
20-20,000 Hz +2/0 dB
Tracking force, recommended
1.5 g (15 mN)
Stylus
Nude Shibata diamond stylus
Lexan DMX Piano Black
A revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
Output voltage at 1 kHz
5cm/sec - 5 mV
Cartridge weight without screws
7.2 g
Frequency response
20-20,000 Hz +2/0 dB
Tracking force, recommended
1.5 g (15 mN)
Stylus
Nude Shibata diamond stylus
Lexan DMX Piano Black
A revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
Output voltage at 1 kHz
5cm/sec - 5 mV
Cartridge weight without screws
7.2 g

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Ortofon 2M Black Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

  • Manufactured from Lexan DMX Piano Black
  • The 2M Black uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire
  • The 2M Series is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove

The 2M Black is graced with a Shibata diamond – 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 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.

Ortofon has optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, and the weight and size to fit the most common turntables on the market today. The 2M Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

The 2M Series is developed in conjunction with the Danish Industrial designer Møller Jensen Design - the same designer who designed the award winning MC Jubilee and Kontrapunkt series. Inspired by the facets of a diamond, whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record’s surface, the 2M’s handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality.

The name 2M was selected from among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and remember, and therefore an alphanumerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.

The 2M has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.

The 2M series of cartridges features Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and OM Super series.

2M Black Maintenance Set included the package:

Stylus brush, carbon fibre
1 x Screwdriver
2 x Screw M2,5 x 5
2 x Screw M2,5 x 7
1 x Stylus pressure gauge

2M Black 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 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  -  1.4-1.7 g (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

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Features & Specs Line Circle

Frequency response
20-20,000 Hz +2/0 dB
Tracking force, recommended
1.5 g (15 mN)
Stylus
Nude Shibata diamond stylus
Lexan DMX Piano Black
A revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
Output voltage at 1 kHz
5cm/sec - 5 mV
Cartridge weight without screws
7.2 g
Frequency response
20-20,000 Hz +2/0 dB
Tracking force, recommended
1.5 g (15 mN)
Stylus
Nude Shibata diamond stylus
Lexan DMX Piano Black
A revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
Output voltage at 1 kHz
5cm/sec - 5 mV
Cartridge weight without screws
7.2 g
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