Ortofon - 2M Black - Cartridge
The 2M Black is the new moving magnet flagship from Ortofon. The 2M Black is graced with a Shibata diamond stylus – the same diamond as on the acclaimed MC Jubilee. 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 cartridge body used for the 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 Black uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire. 2M Technology The 2M series, consisting of 2M Red, Blue, Bronze, and Black, were developed in conjunction with Danish 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 2M series of cartridges feature 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 series and Super OM series. 2M 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. The design is optimised for ease of mounting the cartridge into the most common turntables at the market today. ORTOFON 2M BLACK CARTRIDGE REVIEWS Winner of The Absolute Sound 2008 "Product of the Year" Award! The Absolute Sound, Product of Year Award Issue, Neil Gader January 2009 "The flagship Ortofon 2M Black utilizes a Shibata stylus (usually not found on cartridges any where near this price). With a heavily upgraded generator and a proprietary body material, the 2M Black is exceedingly fast, detailed yet supremely musical. An excellent value and has earned our highest recommendation!" "The 2M Red is the entry level and 2M Black is the flagship. The 2M Black has a light, fast touch with good treble extension. Its greatest attribute is the way it provides a more transparent window on the world of micro-energies, permitting it to plumb the depths of soundstaging and dimensionality. Their performance is a fitting tribute to Ortofon and chief engineer Per Windfield!" Winner of the hi fi World Cartridge Award hi fi World January 2008 "...the Ortofon 2M is one of the most cohesive sounding moving magnets we've yet heard. It is natural and unforced in a way that makes listening a pleasure, bristling with fine detail and totally engaging on a musical level. A masterful design for anyone keen to get the best from LP, without moving up to the complexities, cost and delicacy of moving coils, it's a blistering first 'high end' cartridge and, as such, a worthy recipient of this year's hi fi "World Award." ORTOFON 2M BLACK CARTRIDGE SPECIFICATIONS: Output voltage at 1000Hz, 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 Hz + 2 / - 0 dB Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force 80 µm Compliance, dynamic, lateral 22µm/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 weight 7,2 gram Replacement stylus unit 2M Black TOP Ortofon - The World Leader in the Cartridge Industry With over 90 years at the forefront of the sound reproduction industry, Ortofon's excellence in design and technology is evident in their cartridge range. Founded in Copenhagen in 1918, the company's first moving coil cartridge was developed in 1948. Over 300 different designs have flowed from the Danish company since that time - each one proudly displaying Ortofon's technical prowess. Experienced workers operating automated machinery ensure an incredibly high standard across the quality range, with consumers and industry professionals across the world recognising them as the pinnacle of cartridge design. From entry-level through to pure audiophile bliss, Ortofon has the perfect cartridge for your turntable. TOP
Technical Specifications Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec. 5 mV CHANNEL balance at 1 kHz 1 dBChannel separation at 1 kHz 26 dBChannel 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 µmCompliance, dynamic, lateral 22 µm/mNStylus type Nude ShibataStylus tip radius r/R 6/50 µmTracking force range 1,4-1,7g (14-17 mN)Tracking force, recommended 1,5 g (15 mN)Tracking angle 20°Internal impedance, DC resistance 1,2 kOhmInternal inductance 630 mHRecommended load resistance 47 kOhmRecommended load capacitance 150-300 pFCartridge colour, body/stylus Black/BlackCartridge weight 7,2 gReplacement stylus unit 2M Black (interchangeable with 2M Bronze)Stylus protection guard 2M Black
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