Ortofon 2M 78 Plug-and-Play Moving Magnet Cartridge MKII (Silver)

Model: 2M78PNPM2 UPC: 5705796013726 Item: 170750

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Ortofon 2M 78 Plug-and-Play Moving Magnet Cartridge MKII Overview

Nothing beats the thrill of pulling an album out of its sleeve and dropping a needle into the smooth groove of the vinyl. Now you can experience all of this excitement with the Ortofon 2M 78 Plug-and-Play Moving Magnet Cartridge MKII. This Ortofon moving magnet cartridge features a 65µm Spherical stylus designed to deliver the optimal audio playback for 78 rpm records. The stylus eliminates the need for mono-specific equipment, using a strapped output to deliver the same output from both pole pins. The 2M 78 Plug-and-Play headshell fits most tonearms and is manufactured from a special medical grade compound to reduce unwanted vibration, ensuring a smooth and clear listening experience.

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Product highlights

  • Moving Magnet Cartridge
  • Direct and easy mounting on your tonearm
  • Eliminates the need for mono-specific equipment
  • Spherical diamond cartridge design for playback of 78 rpm shellac records
  • Strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins
  • Frequency range at -3dB: 20 - 20,000Hz
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000Hz +3/-1dB
  • Dimensions ( W x H x D): 4.7 x 3.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight without screws: 1.6 oz
  • Warranty:  1 year – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

The 2M 78 Plug-and-Play headshell is a practical and elegant solution for customers who want direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm. The combination of 2M headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to this turntable! 

Advancements in Sound

The 2M Series features Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention which 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 and Ortofon OM Series. The 2M 78, 2M Mono, 2M Red, and 2M Blue use an improved engine, which provides an optimized sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy.

Ease of Use

The weight and size of 2M Series have been optimized to fit the most common turntables on the market today. The cartridge body has also been streamlined to provide easy mounting and alignment. The name “2M” was chosen as it represents the abbreviation for moving magnet, MM. Moving magnet cartridges provide excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

Stylus Types

All of the 2M cartridges feature diamonds, which are polished to the highest standards of the industry. The 2M 78 features a 65µm Spherical stylus that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm records, which require a larger stylus profile for proper playback. It also features an optimized engine for superior sound quality and uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins. This effectively eliminates the need for mono-specific equipment, making it easily possible to enjoy true mono reproduction on any stereo playback system.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Output voltage at 1kHz, 5cm/sec.: 4mV
  • Frequency range at -3dB: 20 - 20,000Hz
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000Hz +3/-1dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 70μm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 18μm/mN
  • Stylus type: Spherical
  • Stylus tip radius: R 65μm
  • Tracking force range: 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 1.8g (18mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20º
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 0.7kOhm
  • Internal inductance: 300mH
  • Recommended load resistance: 47kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance: 150 - 300pF
  • Cartridge weight without screws: 3.2g

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • 2M 78 Plug-and-Play Moving Magnet Cartridge
  • Stylus brush
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws

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So nice and convenient to get the stylus, cartridge and head shell in one. Perfect plug and play (after adjusting the tracking weight). Love it.
October 31, 2018
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1 year ago

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