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 is manufactured from a newly-developed Lexan DMX Piano Black, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
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.
The 2M Bronze uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.
The 2M Bronze Verso model is an alternative product for bottom mount tonearms.
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Technical data 2M Bronze / 2M Bronze 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 20-29.000 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 Fine Line
Stylus tip radius r/R 8/40 ¬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/Bronze
Cartridge weight 7,2 g
Replacement stylus unit 2M Bronze (interchangeable with 2M Black)
Stylus protection guard 2M Bronze
The picture changed with modern LPs, like Kate Bush’s ‘Aerial’ or the Scissor Sisters 45rpm ‘Ta Dah’. Then the balance of the Bronze became far less obvious. It sat on the borderline with a new Led Zeppelin ‘II’ in 200gm Quiex SV-P vinyl; again there was a midband glare and some hardness I am not accustomed to, but also fantastic insight, Page’s guitar work cutting through the room with a vigour few cartridges could muster.
The 2M Bronze is distinctive, that’s for sure – and sounds unlike rivals. With modern LPs in particular, which are often on the warm side of the fence in terms of their balance, it is fast, detailed and insightful. Bass comes across as light but tight, although the Bronze largely missed the bass guitar line on Eric Clapton’s ‘No Alibis’ from ‘Journeyman’, which left me unimpressed. With older LPs, or just heavily played ones, its strengths will suit dull hi-fi systems, but I don’t think the Bronze is best suited to a modern, solid-state system with loudspeakers that, in themselves, have midband and treble emphasis. The clean midband of an SME arm will suit this cartridge a little better than the Rega too. Read More