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Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge

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SKU: OR-2M78

Ortofon 2M 78 Phono Cartridge

The 2M Series of cartridges is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound.

The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.

The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.

We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today. 2M Series provides excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.
  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 4 mV
  • Frequency range at - 3dB: 20Hz-22.000 Hz
  • Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz: + 3 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at 1.8g 70 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 18 µm/mN
  • Stylus type: Spherical
  • Stylus tip radius: R 65 µm
  • Tracking force range: 1.6-2.0g (16-20 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 1.8 g (18 mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20°
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 700 Ohm
  • Internal inductance: 300 mH
  • Recommended load resistance: 47 kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance: 150-300 pF
  • Cartridge weight without screws: 7,2 g
  • Replacement stylus unit: 2M 78
  • Features:
  • An improved engine, which provides a high level of sonic accuracy
  • Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm records, which require a larger stylus profile
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    Haven't tried it (yet) so perhaps I shouldn't judge.I'm planning to use either the "Blue" or "Bronze", and I'm sure to be quite pleased, but for all the heavier the 78 tracking weight specifies, it sounds TOO light to track a 78 with much authority. 4.5-6 grams would make more sense to me. I know the tip could take it, but I'm guessing the cantilever isn't designed to take that much weight-maybe I'm wrong..I guess I'll have to try it and see.