Ortofon 2M 78 PnP

Product Code: ORC041PNP

£ 145.00

ex-vat: £ 120.83

The Ortofon 2M series of moving-magnet cartridges (“2M” refers to the two Ms in “moving-magnet”) was developed by the same designer responsible for the legendary Ortofon Jubilee and Kontrapunkt cartridges. The Ortofon 2M 78 PnP features a spherical diamond designed for playback of 78 rpm shellac records, which require a larger stylus profile. Because it uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins, it effectively eliminates the need for mono-specific equipment, making it possible to enjoy true mono reproduction on any stereo playback system.

The PnP (Plug and Play) version of the 2M 78 has an integral headshell made from a special, highly rigid compound, reducing unwanted vibration. The headshell length is 52 mm, and is designed for universal mount tonearms. Cartridge/headshell combined weight is 23 g.

Press Reviews

“A thoroughly impressive cartridge able to extract a wealth of detail from the record grooves and relay it in an inherenty musical and enjoyable manner…. This is a very effective and affordable solution for most 78rpm replay needs. I will certainly be using one for the foreseeable future.”



Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.
4 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz
Channel separation at 1 kHz
Channel separation at 15 kHz
Frequency range at - 3dB
20-20.000 Hz
Frequency response
20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
18 µm/mN
Stylus type
Stylus tip radius
R 65 µm
Tracking force range
1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended
1,8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle
Internal impedance, DC resistance
700 Ohm
Internal inductance
300 mH
Recommended load resistance
47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance
150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus
Cartridge weight without screws
7,2 g
Replacement stylus unit
2M 78 
Stylus protection guard
2M 78