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Ortofon 2M Mono
Ortofon 2M Mono

Ortofon

2M Mono

The 2M Series of cartridges from Ortofon have been designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the...

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The 2M Series of cartridges from Ortofon have been designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration. The pre-existing range of 2M cartridges have rapidly been established as a reference point for all good moving magnet cartridges. From the introductory Red, through to the high-end Black; 2M is now a go-to name in moving magnet technology. 2012 sees Ortofon open up new markets within the same design principle of 2M. The 2M 78 and 2M Mono offer users of older, rare vinyl a higher-quality playback medium than had previously been available. The 2M Mono features an improved Mono engine, which provides a high level of sonic accuracy. The meticulously cut R 18µm Nude Spherical stylus is also an optimal solution for playing mono microgroove vinyl records. Re-open a whole world of Mono recordings with 2M.

Technical Data:

  • 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): 20 Hz - 29 kHz
  • Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +2 / -0dB
  • Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 80μm
  • Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 22μm / mN
  • Stylus Type: Nude Fine Line
  • Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 40μm
  • Tracking Force Range: 1.4 - 1.7g (14 - 17mN)
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5g (15mN)
  • Tracking Angle: 20º
  • Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 1.2kΩ
  • Internal Inductance: 630mH
  • Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ
  • Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 - 300pF
  • Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Bronze
  • Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
  • Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Bronze

Accessories: 

  • Stylus Brush
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
  • TFG 

The 2M Bronze features a nude Fine Line diamond stylus, which is particularly suited for demanding applications. The 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 cartridge body used for the 2M Bronze and 2M Black is manufactured from a newly-developed Noryl plastic/glass combination, 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.

The 2M technology
2M cartridges are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Ortofon's philosophy is to play the record sound 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 standards of the industry.

The 2M design has also been optimized for easy mounting on to a tonearm; the weight and size of all 2M models is well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today's market.

The 2M Bronze and 2M Black also have interchangeable stylus units, and replacement styli are readily available in the UK.

About the unique 2M design
2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with "Møller Jensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series.

The inspiration for designing the 2M was related to the facets of the diamond - elegantly concentrating its contours against the grooves on the record surface.

The name 2M was selected among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen...
2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet.

The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, with ascending quality as you move from Red - Blue - Bronze - Black. The spectacular 2m Black has become the flagship of 2M, and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges.

2M was also the last product designed by Ortofon's former chief engineer, Per Windfield. He developed the 2M series over the final 2 years of his 30 year tenure with Ortofon.

Ortofon

Ortofon are a Danish manufacturer of high quality moving coil and moving magnet phono cartridges that have been in business since 1918. Their cartridges and diamond tip styluses are designed to help you get the very best from your vinyl collection, giving an accurate sound reproduction. Focused on creating not just the best sound but a faithful representation of the recording, Ortofon’s range of phono cartridges are a great choice for vinyl lovers.

With a history dating back to 1918, Ortofon has been developing phono cartridges since 1948 and since then has manufactured over 300 different cartridge models. From high end moving coil cartridges such as the Cadenza Black to modern classics such as the 2M Blue, Ortofon offers an extremely diverse range of cartridges to suit a huge range of budgets.

Whether you prefer moving coil or moving magnet cartridges, you’ll be well served by Ortofon. Browse our selection of Ortofon cartridges below and get in touch with our team for further information or to discuss your vinyl needs.