Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Bronze Moving Magnet Cartridge
2M are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Ortofon's philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound. They have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.
THE 2M BRONZE FEATURES A NUDE FINE LINE DIAMOND STYLUS, WHICH IS PARTICULARLY SUITED FOR DEMANDING APPLICATIONS.
The slim profile of the Fine Line stylus will track even the highest frequency information, making it a must for discerning listeners. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear.
The cartridge body used for the 2M Bronze is manufactured from a newly-developed Lexan DMX Piano Black, a revolutionary material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.The 2M Bronze uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.
The 2M Bronze really can dig out musical details that weren't noticed before.You will hear obvious edits in recordings that just didn't show up before. There are so many instances where you keep hearing little details that give you an impression of musicians moving in the recording space or the physical interactions of instruments, piano keys, guitar strings, sticks hitting drums. The bass is absolutely beautiful with deep, solid articulation without getting boomy. The midrange is smooth and accurate with a nice sense of realism. This extends into the highs, which are detailed but not at all harsh. In fact, the whole 2M presentation throughout the frequency range seems textured and almost holographic, with a great deal of honesty. You get the sense that it's giving you whatever info is in those grooves and without any embellishments or coloration.
This cartridge funks along brilliantly given half a chance, yet is refined enough to work on more delicate acoustic music too.This cartridge is a lot of fun to listen through, with tremendous detail and and even handed frequency response.