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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 Black LVB 250 MM Cartridge
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The 2M Black LVB 250 builds on the concept of the original 2M Black cartridge design to take one step further toward true high-end sound. Redefining what is possible from a moving magnet (MM) cartridge, the 2M Black LVB 250 is truly an exercise in technical excellence.

The 2M Black LVB 250 uses a Nude Shibata diamond on a Boron cantilever. This combination is also found on the acclaimed MC Cadenza Black cartridge. The Nude Shibata stylus’s slim, highly polished profile allows for an exceedingly wide contact area with the record groove walls and ensures notably detailed reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the highest frequencies. The use of an extremely stiff and lightweight Boron cantilever adds remarkable transparency, speed, and responsiveness to the sound.

To attain an optimal interaction between compliance and damping, a new rubber compound for the suspension system has been developed. The new rubber compound formula is based on the Multi Wall Carbon Nano Tubes (MWCNT) highly efficient nano filler. The new MWCNT-based compound offers desirable mechanical properties, which ensure better damping and improve the overall performance of the cartridge. Also, the new MWCNT rubber compound allows for more environmental-friendly production, adding further benefit. The MWCNT powder is applied in a rubber polymer matrix and not in a powdered form, which makes the production process more clean, non-polluting and energy saving.

With an optimal weight of 7.2 g and compliance suited to most modern tonearms, the 2M Black LVB 250 is easily compatible with an endless array of modern High-End equipment and is the ultimate solution for high fidelity reproduction.

In all other elements of its general design, the 2M Black LVB 250 draws from the coveted 2M range’s principles. Its structure, materials and generator system are all drawn from the standard 2M Black for a proven high-fidelity performance. For that reason, the 2M Black LVB 250 stylus can also fit on and bring a notable upgrade to existing 2M Bronze and 2M Black customers.

For more information on which cartridge is best for you and the differences between models in the Ortofon range, see here.

Key Features:

  • Exclusive version of the 2M Black, built to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Nude Shibata diamond stylus, mounted on a boron cantilever
  • Special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire
  • Detailed sound reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information
  • Reduced distortion and record wear
  • Cartridge body made from highly rigid and resonance eliminating materials
  • Remarkable transparency, speed and responsiveness
  • New MWCNT-based compound, ensures better damping and improves the overall performance
  • More environmentally-friendly production
  • Easily compatible with an array of modern High-End equipment
  • Exclusive LVB 250 design printed on the cartridge and stylus
  • Replacement stylus available

Announced in 2020, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, the 2M Black LVB 250 sits within Ortofon’s own long tradition of paying tribute to persons who have been highly influential within high-end audio culture. From the MC Rohmann and MC Windfeld onto the iconic Kontrapunkt series and the flagship MC Anna Diamond, Ortofon frequently dedicates market-leading products to iconic people. The 2M Black LVB 250 therefore joins a coveted series of products, devoted to celebrating musical culture while also pushing forward the technical possibilities of hi-fi design.

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Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250, Hi-Fi News, May 2021

Hi-Fi News, May 2021 

Reviewed By: Ken Kessler
Labs By: Paul Miller
Sound Quality: 85%

Comments of Note:
"This is a silky, sophisticated cartridge which – to my ears – favours classical, much jazz and acoustic, rather than the sizzle-and-snap of pop or rock."

Read the full review here.

Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250, Hi-Fi World, April 2021

Hi-Fi World, April 2021

Score: 5/5 Globes 
 

OUTSTANDING -amongst the best

Comments of Note:

"Deep insight and precision sound. A top moving magnet cartridge."


Read the full review here.

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 5mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: <1dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: >27dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: 15dB
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +2 / -1dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 80μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 22μm / mN
Stylus Type: Nude Shibata
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 6 / 50μm
Tracking Force Range: 1.5 - 1.7g (15 - 17mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.6g (16mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 1.2kΩ
Internal Inductance: 630mH
Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 - 300pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Black
Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Black LVB 250
Interchangeable with: 2M Bronze
2M Black

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable. 

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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