Ortofon | 2M Black - Reference MM Cartridge
2M Black - True to the groove
The 2M Black is the flagship of the series and it lives up to this with flying colors. The Shibata diamond gives it contact with the groove like nothing else. You can hear every little detail in the music from every part of the spectrum. Just the way the artist wanted you to. For those who want to sense the presence of the artist in the room when they listen to their records.
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The 2M Technology
About the unique 2M Design
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.
The 2M series of cartridges are now also available in a special version, suited for bottom-mount tonearms. The 2M Verso are available to special order in the UK. If you'd like to order one, please call our offices on 01235 511 166 to find out more.
The 2M Premounted is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their S-shaped tonearm. The quality of the SH-4 headshell is sturdy and rigid, yet the design emphasises a slim and delicate form factor. The strong, lightweight headshell has an ergonomic design with a long finger lift that is easy to pick up.
For standard 2M cartridges, the Head-Shell is shown for illustration purposes only and not included with cartridge.
The 2M Black is graced with a Shibata diamond which 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 2M Black uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.
We have 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.
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 5mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: 1dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: 26dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: 1-5dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 31kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +2 / -0dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 80μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 22μm / mN
Stylus Type: Nude Shibata
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 6 / 50μm
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 / Black
Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
Weight Premounted on SH-4: 16.7g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Black
1 x 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