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Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge Mounted on SH-4 Headshell

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UPC: 5705796080414

SKU 2mBlackSH-4

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  • Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge Mounted on SH-4 Headshell

    2M Black - True to the groove

    The 2M Black is the flagship of the series and it lives up to this with flying colors. The Shibata diamond gives it contact with the groove like nothing else. You can hear every little detail in the music from every part of the spectrum. Just the way the artist wanted you to. For those who want to sense the presence of the artist in the room when they listen to their records.

    The 2M Black is graced with a Shibata diamond which slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the groove walls and ensures notably detailed reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the most high frequency groove information. The 2M Black uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.

    We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, and the weight and size to fit the most common turntables on the market today. The 2M Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

    2M Black Technical data
    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 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 Shibata
    Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 6/50 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 color, body/stylus  -  Black/Black
    Cartridge weight  -  7.2 g
    Pre-mounted cartridge weight - 16.7 g 

    Replacement stylus unit - 2M Black (interchangeable with 2M Bronze and 2M Black LVB 250)

    Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance. Please read about stylus care on our FAQ.

    2M Series styli 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, 2M Black and 2m Black LVB 250
    - 2M Mono and 2M 78