Ortofon Cartridge Range

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The Ortofon Range

Ortofon Cartridges

Ortofon has designed and manufactured magnetic cartridges since 1969. In providing an economic alternative to the renowned Ortofon moving coil cartridges, the magnetic models have established a firm position for themselves among music lovers and audiophiles all over the world. Sophisticated styli, light and rigid cantilevers, and advanced magnetic circuitry have produced a level of quality which is state-of-the-art within the magnetic category.

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Ortofon Cartridge Comparison Chart

Cartridge 2M Black 2M Bronze 2M Mono 2M Blue 2M Red 2M 78
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec) 5mV 5mV 4mV 5.5mV 5.5mV 4mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz 1dB 1dB  – 1.5dB 1.5dB  –
Channel Separation at 1kHz 26dB 26dB  – 25dB 22dB  –
Channel Separation at 15kHz 15dB 15dB  – 15dB 15dB  –
Frequency Range (at -3dB) 20Hz – 31kHz 20Hz – 29kHz 20Hz – 22kHz 20Hz – 25kHz 20Hz – 22kHz 20Hz – 22kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz +2 / -0dB +2 / -0dB +3 / -1dB +2 / -1dB +3 / -1dB +3 / -1dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz Typically 80μm Typically 80μm Typically 70μm Typically 80μm Typically 70μm Typically 70μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 22μm / mN 22μm / mN 18μm / mN 20μm / mN 20μm / mN 18μm / mN
Stylus Type Nude Shibata Nude Fine Line Nude Spherical Nude Elliptical Elliptical Spherical
Stylus Tip Radius r / R 6 / 50μm 8 / 40μm 18μm 8 / 18μm 8 / 18μm 65μm
Tracking Force Range 1.4 – 1.7g (14 – 17mN)  1.4 – 1.7g (14 – 17mN) 1.6 – 2.0g (16 – 20mN) 1.6 – 2.0g (16 – 20mN) 1.6 – 2.0g (16 – 20mN) 1.6 – 2.0g (16 – 20mN)
Recommended Tracking Force 1.5g (15mN) 1.5g (15mN) 1.8g (18mN) 1.8g (18mN) 1.8g (18mN) 1.8g (18mN)
Tracking Angle 20º 20º 20º 20º 20º 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance 1.2kΩ 1.2kΩ 700Ω 1.3kΩ 1.3kΩ 700Ω
Internal Inductance 630mH 630mH 350mH 700mH 700mH 300mH
Recommended Load Resistance 47kΩ 47kΩ 47kΩ 47kΩ 47kΩ 47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance 150 – 300pF 150 – 300pF 150 – 300pF 150 – 300pF 150 – 300pF 150 – 300pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus Black / Black Black / Bronze Black / White Black / Blue Black / Red Black / Grey
Cartridge Weight 7.2g 7.2g 7.2g 7.2g  7.2g 7.2g
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