Ortofon 2M 78

Product Code: ORC041


ex-vat: £ 87.50

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 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.

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