Ortofon 2M Mono

Product Code: ORC040


ex-vat: £ 229.17

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 Mono is designed for playback of monaural LPs and 45s, and features an R 18µm Nude Spherical stylus. 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

“I found this cartridge to be a very well thought out design, that complements the sonic presentation of the conventional 2M Series with an ability to play older, and sometimes more worn records, in an exemplary manner.”



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
20-22.000 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
Nude Spherical
Stylus tip radius
R18 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
350 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 Mono
Stylus protection guard
2M Mono