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Ortofon
 Ortofon is a fine mechanical powerhouse, which develops, manufactures and markets the world acclaimed Ortofon cartridges and components.
We benefit from being established in Denmark, a country recognized for its strong tradition in acoustics and its wealth of other high-end manufacturers, acoustic measurement equipment, in addition to all aspects of high-end audio.
Ortofon is owned by Danish businessmen and employs a staff of 95 people. The Ortofon manufacturing unit in Nakskov in the south of Denmark has modern machinery combined with experienced operators, so human craftsmanship is delivered with uniform industrial quality.

Ortofon 2M 78 Cartridge
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The 2M Series of cartridges from Ortofon have been designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration. The pre-existing range of 2M cartridges have rapidly been established as a reference point for all good moving magnet cartridges. From the introductory Red, through to the high-end Black; 2M is now a go-to name in moving magnet technology. 2012 sees Ortofon open up new markets within the same design principle of 2M. The 2M 78 and 2M Mono offer users of older, rare vinyl a higher-quality playback medium than had previously been available.

The 2M 78 features an improved True Mono engine, which provides a high level of sonic accuracy, as well as expertly cut Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm records (which require a larger stylus profile).

2M Verso
The 2M series of cartridges are now also available in a special version, suited for bottom-mount tonearms. The 2M Verso are available to special order in the UK. If you'd like to order one, please call our offices on 01235 511 166 to find out more.

Key Features:

  • Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy
  • Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm shellac records, which require a larger stylus profile
  • Uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins
  • Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)
  • Stylus brush included
  • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version
Ortofon 2M 78, Hi-Fi World, April 2013

Hi-Fi World, April 2013

Reviewed By: Tony Bolton
Score: 5/5 Globes

Comments of Note:
"A thoroughly impressive cartridge"
"able to extract a wealth of detail from the record grooves and relay it in an inherenty musical and enjoyable manner."
"This is a very effective and affordable solution for most 78rpm replay needs. I will certainly be using one for the foreseeable future."
"Detailed sound, low surface noise and fast and punchy rhythms"

Output Voltage (at 1kHz

5cm/sec): 4mV

 

Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 22kHz

 

 

Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +3 / -1dB

 

 

Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 70μm

 

 

Compliance

Dynamic

Lateral: 18μm / mN

Stylus Type: Spherical

 

 

Stylus Tip Radius R: 65μm

 

 

Tracking Force Range: 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)

 

 

Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8g (18mN)

 

 

Tracking Angle: 20º

 

 

Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 700Ω

 

 

Internal Inductance: 300mH

 

 

Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ

 

 

Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 - 300pF

 

 

Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Grey

 

 

Cartridge Weight: 7.2g

 

 

Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M 78

 

 

Accessories: Stylus Brush

 

 

Screwdriver

 

 

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

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Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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