Ortofon 2M Bronze

Ortofon 2M Bronze MM Phono Insert
SKU: 149
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2M Bronze features a Nude Fine Line diamond that is particularly suitable for demanding applications. The slim profile of the Fine Line stylus traces even the highest frequency information, making it a must-have item for demanding listeners. In addition, its larger track provides less distortion and record wear.
The cartridge body is made of environmentally friendly Hopelex material, which provides high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
2M Bronze uses a special improved 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 turntable 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 - 20-29.000 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 - 1.4-1.7 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/Bronze
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

2M Series styles interchangeability:
The 2M Series' engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78. Likewise, 2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations:

2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
2M Bronze and 2M Black
2M Mono and 2M 78
Spare Stylus - 2M Bronze (interchangeable with 2M Black)

Stylus life: with proper care, up to 1000 hours of stylus life is possible without any degradation in performance. Read about stylus maintenance in our FAQ.

Compatible with Rega TT / TA brand:

The height of REGA brand cartridges from the tip of the needle to the top surface of the cartridge mount is lower than standard. Therefore, spacers would be needed to ensure the correct alignment of the Ortofon cartridge.
Adjusting the height of the Rega tonearm is easy with the Acoustic Signature pad set. It allows height adjustment from 0.5mm to 3.5mm in precise 0.5mm increments - without removing the tonearm. Simply loosen the screws, insert the AS spacer, then lock the screws back in place and you have a ready to play tonearm.
The 3.2 - 4 mm spacers should be sufficient for a 2M cartridge.