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Ortofon 2M 78 MM Cartridge

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Ortofon 2M 78 MM Cartridge

The 2M Series of cartridges from Ortofon has 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 has 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 2MMono offer users of older, rare vinyl a higher-quality playback medium that 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).

Who is Ortofon?

Ortofon is a Danish manufacturer of high-quality phono cartridges, designed to get the very most out of your vinyl collection from a variety of price points. Ortofon cartridges, both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil configuration are commonly found supplied with high-quality ProJect turntable models, but Ortofon cartridges sound exceptional with any compatible turntable. 

Output Voltage
(at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)
Ortofon 2M 78
Ortofon 2M Mono 
Frequency Range
(at -3dB)
20 Hz - 22 kHz 
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz
+3 / -1dB 
Tracking Ability
at 315Hz
Typically 70μm 
18μm / mN 
Stylus Type Spherical 
Stylus Tip Radius R 65μm 
Tracking Force Range 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN) 
Tracking Force
1.8g (18mN) 
Tracking Angle 20º 
Internal Impedance
DC Resistance
Internal Inductance  300mH
Load Resistance
Load Capacitance
150 - 300pF 
Cartridge Colour Body
/ Stylus
Black / Grey 
Cartridge Weight 7.2g
Replacement Stylus Unit Stylus 2M 78

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