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

Model: 2MBLACPNM2 UPC: 5705796013733 Item: 170851

Product Information

Ortofon's Exclusive Plug-and-Play Solution

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


  • Universal mount fitting a wide range of tonearms 
  • Manufactured from a special compound used in the medical industry, and ensures high rigidity while reducing unwanted vibration
  • Elegant hi-tech design


Advancements in Sound

The 2M Series features Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention that 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.

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 that are polished to the highest standards of the industry.

2M Plug-and-Play

The 2M PnP cartridges are available premounted on Ortofon's exclusive 2M series headshell for easy attachment to most bayonet-style, removable headshell tonearms. The 2M PnP is a practical and elegant solution that adds unique distinction to your turntable.




  • Output voltage at 1kHz, 5cm/sec.: 5mV
  • Channel balance at 1kHz: 1dB
  • Channel separation at 1kHz: 26dB
  • Channel separation at 15kHz: 15dB
  • Frequency range at -3dB: 20 - 31,000Hz
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000Hz +2/-0dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 80μm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 22μm/mN
  • Stylus type: Nude Shibata
  • Stylus tip radius: r 6μm
  • Tracking force range: 1.4 - 1.7g (14 - 17mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 1.5g (15mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20º
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance: 1.2kOhm
  • Internal inductance: 630mH
  • 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 Black Plug-and-Play Moving Magnet Cartridge
  • Stylus brush
  • Stylus pressure gauge
  • Screws


Customer Reviews for Ortofon 2M Black Plug-and-Play Moving Magnet Cartridge MKII (Black)

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Rated 5 out of 5
What A Difference This Cartridge Makes
I thought my system sounded great before. After installing and setting up the Ortofon 2M Black Cartridge my system really did sound great. I can't believe the difference. It is so noticeable but hard to describe. Sometimes you just have to hear it, to understand it. You will not be sorry for upgrading. It is well worth the cost.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
March 19, 2020
11 months ago


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What's the difference between the regular 2M Black Ortofon cartridge and the 2M Black MKII version?
DANA H on Nov 27, 2018
  The 'Mk II' refers to the Plug-and-play headshell, which is the second model version made by Ortofon (the first is no longer available to my knowledge). You will receive the same cartridge purchasing the 2M Black alone or with the PnP headshell. Thank you!