Ortofon - 2M Black PNP - PNP cartridge on bespoke h/shell
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The 2M Black Series is the MM 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.
The cartridge body used for the 2M Black is manufactured from a newly-developed Lexan DMX Piano Black, 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. We 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.
The 2M Black Verso model is an alternative cartridge for bottom mount tonearms.
2M Black Plug and Play model The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm. The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!
2M Headshell features: Universal mount fitting a wide range of tonearms. NB: on Technics models please use the auxiliary weight which is vital in this case. The headshell body is manufactured from a special compound used for Medical industry, ensures high rigidity while reducing unwanted vibration Elegant hi-tech design Length 52mm. Headshell with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted provides correct Baerwald alignment with Ortofon TA-110/210, likewise with the major part of tonearms with universal mount Weight 16,9g, weight with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted 23g Exclusive plug-and-play solution NB: The 2M headshell is available in 2M PnP configuration (2M cartridge pre-mounted on the 2M headshell)
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.
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
For our customers that can make it into our Brisbane store we offer a fitting, balancing, alignment and calibration service from as little as $69, pre booking is essential.