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    • 2M Series Moving Magnet Cartridges
      • 2M Series Moving Magnet Cartridges
      • 2M Series Moving Magnet Cartridges
      • 2M Series Moving Magnet Cartridges
      • 2M Series Moving Magnet Cartridges
      • 2M Series Moving Magnet Cartridges
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      • 2M Series Moving Magnet Cartridges

      Ortofon

      Ortofon 2M Series Moving Magnet Cartridges

      $99.00

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        The 2M Series features Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention which enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response as with a moving coil cartridge. In Store Only! Call for more information !

        Product description

        Advancements in Sound

        The 2M Series features Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention which 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 and Ortofon OM Series.

        The 2M 78, 2M Mono, 2M Red and 2M Blue use an improved engine, which provides an optimized sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy.

        The cartridge body used for the 2M Bronze and 2M Black is manufactured from Lexan DMX Piano Black, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.

        The 2M Bronze and 2M Black use a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.

        Ease of use

        The weight and size of 2M Series have been optimized to fit the most common turntables on the market today. The cartridge body has also been streamlined to provide easy mounting and alignment. The name “2M” was chosen as it represents the abbreviation for moving magnet, MM. Moving magnet cartridges provide excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

        Stylus types

        All of the 2M cartridges feature diamonds which are polished to the highest standards of the industry. The 2M Red features a tipped Elliptical diamond, while the 2M Blue features a Nude Elliptical diamond.

        The 2M Bronze features a Nude Fine Line diamond stylus, which is particularly suited for demanding applications.

        The 2M Series

        Ortofon’s highly popular 2M series has been expanded with new models: the brand new, true-mono 2M 78 for playback of 78 rpm records, as well as the new 2M Mono for use with mono microgroove recordings.

        In addition to the range of acclaimed 2M top-mount models, we are proud to present the new 2M Verso configuration for bottom mounting. Every 2M model is now also available in “Verso” configuration to allow easy mounting on tonearms which do not allow the screws to pass through the top of the headshell.

        slim profile of the Fine Line stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear.

        The 2M Black is the moving magnet flagship from Ortofon. The 2M Black is graced with a Nude Shibata diamond stylus – the same diamond as on the acclaimed MC Cadenza Black. 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 78 features a 65 μm Spherical stylus that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm records, which require a larger stylus profile for proper playback.

        The 2M Series was developed in conjunction with the Danish designer Moeller Jensen Design. 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.

        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 Mono Features a 18 μm Nude Spherical stylus that is an optimal solution for playing mono microgroove vinyl records. Both 2M Mono and 2M 78 feature an optimized engine for superior sound quality and use 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 easily possible to enjoy true mono reproduction on any stereo playback system.

        2M Plug & Play

        The 2M PnP cartridges are available pre-mounted on our exclusive 2M series headshell for easy attachment to most bayonet-style, removable headshell tonearms.

        The 2M PnP is a practical and elegant solution which adds unique distinction to your turntable.

        2M Red technical specifications

        Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5 cm/sec.  -  5.5 mV
        Channel balance at 1 kHz   -  1.5 dB
        Channel separation at 1 kHz  -  22 dB
        Channel separation at 15 kHz  -  15 dB
        Frequency range at - 3dB  -  20-22.000 Hz
        Frequency response  -  20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
        Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  70 µm
        Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  20 µm/mN
        Stylus type  -  Elliptical
        Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 8/18 µm
        Tracking force range  -  1.6-2.0 g ( 16-20 mN )
        Tracking force, recommended  - 1.8 g ( 18 mN )
        Tracking angle  -  20°
        Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  1.3 kOhm
        Internal inductance  -  700 mH
        Recommended load resistance  -  47 kOhm
        Recommended load capacitance  -  150-300 pF
        Cartridge color, body/stylus  -  Black/Red
        2M standard and 2M Verso cartridges weight  -  7.2 g
        2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight  -  20 g
        2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length - 52 mm 

        Replacement stylus unit  -  2M Red ( interchangeable with 2M Blue and 2M Silver )

        Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance.

        2M Series styli interchangeability:
        The 2M Series' engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78. Likewise, 2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations: 
        - 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
        - 2M Bronze and 2M Black
        - 2M Mono and 2M 78

        Compatibility with Rega brand TT/TA: 

        Rega brand cartridges’ height from stylus tip to the top cartridge mounting surface is lower than standard. Therefore you would need spacers to ensure the correct set-up of the Ortofon cartridge. 

        Adjusting the height of your Rega tonearm is easy with Acoustic Signature's Spacer Set. It allows you to adjust the height from 0.5 mm to 3.5 mm in precise steps of 0.5 mm - without removing the tone arm. Simply loosen the screws, insert the AS-spacer, then lock the screws back down, and you're tonearm is ready to play.
        3.2 - 4 mm spacers should be enough for 2M cartridge.

        2M Blue technical specifications:

        Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -   5.5 mV
        Channel balance at 1 kHz  -   1.5 dB
        Channel separation at 1 kHz  -  25 dB
        Channel separation at 15 kHz  - 15 dB
        Frequency range at - 3dB  -  20-25.000 Hz
        Frequency response  -  20-20.000 Hz + 2 / - 1 dB
        Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  80 µm
        Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  20 µm/mN
        Stylus type  -  Nude Elliptical
        Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 8/18 µm
        Tracking force range  -  1.6-2.0 g ( 16 - 20 mN )
        Tracking force, recommended  -  1.8 g ( 18 mN )
        Tracking angle  -  20°
        Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  1.3 kOhm
        Internal inductance  -  700 mH
        Recommended load resistance  - 47 kOhm
        Recommended load capacitance  -  150-300 pF
        Cartridge color, body/stylus  -  Black/Blue
        Cartridge weight  -  7.2 g
        2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight  -  20 gram
        2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length - 52 mm 

        Replacement stylus unit  - 2M Blue ( interchangeable with 2M Red and 2M Silver )

        Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance. 

        2M Series styli interchangeability:
        The 2M Series' engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78. Likewise, 2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations: 
        - 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
        - 2M Bronze and 2M Black
        - 2M Mono and 2M 78

        Compatibility with Rega brand TT/TA: 
        REGA brand cartridges’ height from stylus tip to the top cartridge mounting surface is lower than standard. Therefore you would need spacers to ensure the correct set-up of the Ortofon cartridge.

        Adjusting the height of your Rega tonearm is easy with Acoustic Signature's Spacer Set. It allows you to adjust the height from 0.5 mm to 3.5 mm in precise steps of 0.5 mm - without removing the tone arm. Simply loosen the screws, insert the AS-spacer, then lock the screws back down, and you're tonearm is ready to play.
        3.2 - 4 mm spacers should be enough for 2M cartridge.  

        2M Bronze technical specifications

        Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5 cm/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  -  20-29.000 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 Fine Line
        Stylus tip radius  -   r/R 8/40 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 color, body/stylus  -  Black/Bronze
        Cartridge weight  -   7.2 g
        2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight  -  20 gram
        2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length - 52 mm 

        Replacement stylus unit  -  2M Bronze ( interchangeable with 2M Black )

        Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance. 

        2M Series styli interchangeability:
        The 2M Series' engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78. Likewise, 2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations: 
        - 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
        - 2M Bronze and 2M Black
        - 2M Mono and 2M 78

        Compatibility with Rega brand TT/TA: 
        REGA brand cartridges’ height from stylus tip to the top cartridge mounting surface is lower than standard. Therefore you would need spacers to ensure the correct set-up of the Ortofon cartridge. 

        Adjusting the height of your Rega tonearm is easy with Acoustic Signature's Spacer Set. It allows you to adjust the height from 0.5 mm to 3.5 mm in precise steps of 0.5 mm - without removing the tone arm. Simply loosen the screws, insert the AS-spacer, then lock the screws back down, and you're tonearm is ready to play.
        3.2 - 4 mm spacers should be enough for 2M cartridge.

        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 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  -  1.4-1.7 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 color, body/stylus  -  Black/Black
        Cartridge weight  -  7.2 g
        2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight  -  20 g
        2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length - 52 mm 
        Replacement stylus unit  -  2M Black ( interchangeable with 2M Bronze )

        Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance. 

        2M Series styli interchangeability:
        The 2M Series' engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78. Likewise, 2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations: 
        - 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
        - 2M Bronze and 2M Black
        - 2M Mono and 2M 78

        2M 78 technical specifications

        Frequency range at -3 dB - 20-22.000 Hz
        Frequency response - 20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
        Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) - 70 µm
        Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 18 µm/mN
        Stylus type - Spherical
        Stylus tip radius - R 65 µm
        Tracking force range - 1.6-2.0 g ( 16-20 mN )
        Tracking force, recommended - 1.8 g ( 18 mN )
        Tracking angle - 20°
        *) Typical value

        Stylus color - Grey

        Recommended for following cartridges - 2M 78, interchangeable with 2M MONO.

        Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance. 

        2M styli interchangeability

        Physically 2M styli will fit on alternative 2M cartridges bodies, but 2M Series cartridges’ engines, coils and magnets configurations are not quite identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78.

        2M Silver phono cartridge is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) model that takes most of the characteristics of the 2M Red. 2M Silver's special feature is silver plated copper coils, the same coil wire material as in the 2M Bronze and Black models, with a reduced number of windings.

        2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations: 
        - 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
        - 2M Bronze and 2M Black
        - 2M Mono and 2M 78

        Special for 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver phono cartridges:
        - 2M Silver will be an upgrade compared to 2M Red due to a special suspension and silver plated copper wire material.
        - 2M Blue is an upgrade compared to both 2M Red and 2M Silver thanks to Nude Elliptical diamond which retrieves information from the groove with a higher accuracy.

        2M Mono SE technical specifications

        Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 3.5 mV
        Frequency range  -  20-25.000 Hz
        Frequency response  -  20-20.000 Hz + 2 /- 1 dB
        Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  -  70 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 - 1.5g ( 15 mN )
        Internal impedance, DC resistance - 600 Ohm
        Internal inductance  - 300 mH

        Recommended load resistance for stereo/mono connection - 47 kOhm/23.5 kOhm
        Recommended load capacitance for stereo/mono connection - 150-300 pF/300-600 pF
        Tracking angle - 20°
        Cartridge body material - Lexan DMX Piano White
        Coil wire material - Silver plated copper wire
        Cartridge color, body/stylus - White/White
        Cartridge weight - 7.2 gram
        Replacement stylus unit - 2M Mono SE

         

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