Ortofon 2M Bronze

Product Code: ORC030


ex-vat: £ 257.50

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 Bronze is the third model in the range, and features a nude fine line stylus.

The 2M series is the latest edition in Ortofon’s long history of great moving-magnet cartridges.

Press Reviews

“The 2M Bronze is distinctive, that’s for sure—and sounds unlike rivals. With modern LPs in particular, which are often on the warm side of the fence in terms of their balance, it is fast, detailed and insightful. Bass comes across as light, but tight….”


“More than with most cartridges we’ve tested, we found that the sound from the 2M Bronze really gained cohesion and warmth following bedding-in. Tonally it’s highly neutral, with treble, midrange and bass being neatly balanced. The treble is especially crisp, and you get a very detailed sound as a result.”



Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.
5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz
1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz
26 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz
15 dB
Frequency range at - 3dB
20-29.000 Hz
Frequency response
20-20.000 + 2 / - 0 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
22 µm/mN
Stylus type
Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius
r/R 8/40 µm
Tracking force range
1,4-1,7g (14-17 mN)
Tracking force, recommended
1,5 g (15 mN)
Tracking angle
Internal impedance, DC resistance
1,2 kOhm
Internal inductance
630 mH
Recommended load resistance
47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance
150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus
Cartridge weight
 7,2 g
Replacement stylus unit
2M Bronze (interchangeable with 2M Black)
Stylus protection guard
2M Bronze