The 2M Black is graced with a Shibata diamond stylus ‚Äì 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 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.
Technical data 2M Black / 2M Black Verso
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 1,4-1,7g (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 colour, body/stylus Black/Black
Cartridge weight 7,2 g
Replacement stylus unit 2M Black (interchangeable with 2M Bronze)
Stylus protection guard 2M Black
The Ortofon 2M Black has to be one of the best moving magnet cartridges currently available, as well as one of the most practical, due to its high output, normal tracking force and weight. This is a masterful design for anyone keen to get the best from LP, without moving up to the complexities, cost and delicacy of moving coils – especially when your turntable plinth is seen as a convenient DVD shelf by another member of the family! Read More