Ortofon 2M 78 Cartridge

Ortofon

Ortofon 2M 78 Cartridge

Price
£95.00
for playback of 78 rpm shellac records
  • an improved engine, which provides a high level of sonic accuracy.
  • spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm shellac records, which require a larger stylus profile.
  • the cartridge body is manufactured from Hopelex, an environment-friendly material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
  • 2M 78 uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins. This effectively eliminates the need for mono-specific equipment, making it possible to enjoy true mono reproduction on any stereo playback system.

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 designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove

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. We 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.

Of course the 2M isn’t just another pretty face. It 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.

Ortofon have optimised 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.

in the box

  • 2M 78
  • 1 x Stylus brush
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 5
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 7  
Specifications
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 4mV
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 22kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +3 / -1dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 70μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 18μm / mN
Stylus Type: Spherical
Stylus Tip Radius R: 65μm
Tracking Force Range: 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8g (18mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 700Ω
Internal Inductance: 300mH
Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 - 300pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Grey
Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M 78
Accessories: Stylus Brush
Screwdriver

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