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Ortofon 2M 78 Cartridge

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





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






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