Ortofon 2M Black

Ortofon 2M Black MM Phono Insert
SKU: 158
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The 2M Black is decorated with a Shibata diamond, whose slim, highly polished profile allows an extremely wide contact surface with the groove walls and provides particularly detailed reproduction across the entire spectrum, including even the highest frequency groove information.
The insert body is made of environmentally friendly Hopelex material, which provides high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
The 2M Black uses a special upgraded motor, equipped with split pins with silver plated copper wire.
We have optimised the design for easy insertion. And improved weight and size to fit most popular turntables on the market today. The 2M series provides excellent compatibility when used in a range of playback systems and with a wide range of phono preamplifiers.

Technical Specification
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 - 1.4-1.7 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 colour, body/stylus - Black/Black
Cartridge weight - 7.2 g
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight - 20 g
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length - 52 mm
Replacement stylus unit - 2M Black (interchangeable with 2M Bronze)

Stylus life: with proper care, up to 1000 hours of stylus life is possible without degradation of performance.

Interchangeable with 2M series styli:

The 2M series motor, coil and magnet configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, as are Bronze and Black, as are the true mono variants of the 2M Mono and 2M 78. Similarly, the 2M Series styles are interchangeable in the following combinations :

2 M Red, 2 M Blue and 2 M Silver
2M Bronze and 2M Black
2M Mono and 2M 78
Package contents
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