Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge

Regular price $799.00

We say: In a nutshell, the Ortofon 2M Black is the best choice in cartridges up to $1000 

- The 2M Black's Shibata diamond is finer, and better able to track tiny high frequency groove modulations. 
- The cartridge body is manufactured from
 Hopelex. which fights resonances
- The 2M Black uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.

What they say

TNT Audio, April 2016
Reviewer: Graeme Budd

"...the Ortofon's strengths in detail, imaging, tracking and neutrality make for a compelling case. If you're looking for a cartridge in this price range, be it MM or MC, it should definitely be on your shortlist."

Hi-Fi News Yearbook 2011

"...When set-up, the Ortofon 2M Black was immediately engaging, sounding powerful and vivid...
...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."

Specifications

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  5 mV
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
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