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Ortofon A/S, one of the world’s leading pick-up cartridge manufacturers, are thrilled to announce a new flagship moving magnet cartridge, which also serves to celebrate one of history’s greatest composers. The 2M Black LVB 250 will join the range in 2021 as a new flagship cartridge, sitting above the hugely popular 2M Black cartridge in the range. The standard 2M Black cartridge from Ortofon is widely acknowledged as being one of the best MM cartridges on the market, but that does not mean that the Danish cartridge experts cannot offer better. The 2M Black LVB 250 draws inspiration from the superior Cadenza Black design to create a moving magnet cartridge of distinction, featuring a Nude Shibata diamond stylus mounted on a boron cantilever.
2M Black LVB 250 Features Moving Magnet (MM) cartridge system, Jet black colourway with new “LVB 250” logo, Nude Shibata diamond, mounted on a boron cantilever and a New rubber compound developed for the suspension system
About the unique 2M design
2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with "Møller Jensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series.
The inspiration for designing the 2M was related to the facets of the diamond - elegantly concentrating its contours against the grooves on the record surface.
The name 2M was selected among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen...
2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet.
The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, with ascending quality as you move from Red - Blue - Bronze - Black. The spectacular 2m Black has become the flagship of 2M, and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges.
2M was also the last product designed by Ortofon's former chief engineer, Per Windfield. He developed the 2M series over the final 2 years of his 30 year tenure with Ortofon.
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 5mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: < 1dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: > 27dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: 15dB
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz ± 1dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: 80μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 22μm / mN
Stylus Type: Nude Shibata
Cantilever: Boron Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 6 / 50μm
Tracking Force Range: 1.5 – 1.7g (15 – 17mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.6g (16mN)
Tracking Angle: 20°
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 1.2kΩ Internal Inductance: 630mH
Recommended Load Impedance: 47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 – 300pF
Cartridge Colour / Stylus Colour: Black / Black Cartridge
Replacement Stylus: 2M Black LVB 250
Interchangeable Stylus Units: 2M Black and 2M Bronze
Stylus Lifetime: With proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance.