Ortofon Mono 65 Di Mk II

Product Code: ORC103


ex-vat: £ 604.17

The Ortofon Mono 65 Di Mk II is designed with a wider stylus for 78 RPM records. Although not designated SPU (Stereo Pick-Up), it has the same integral headshell for use in tonearms that accept detachable headshells.

The Mono 65 Di is for use in “universal” bayonet-mount SME-style tonearms (like the SME 3009 or 3012, Thomas Schick, and many others).

The Mono 65 Di is a mono cartridge for 78s. It cannot be used for records other than 78s.

This classic cartridge brings 78 RPM records to life, yielding a full, palpable, sonorous sound.  You won’t miss stereo at all.

This cartridge requires connection to a moving-magnet type phono stage with a non-standard loading (“over 100 Ohms,” according to Ortofon, rather than the 47 kOhms of most moving-magnet phono stages). It may sound bright if connected to a standard moving-magnet phono stage.

This is a special-order product, usually shipping within four weeks of order.


Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5 cm/sec
1.5 mV
Frequency range at -3 dB
20 Hz to 18 kHz
Frequency response
20 Hz to 15 kHz, +3/-1 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force
> 60 µm
Stylus type
Stylus tip radius
R 65 µm
Equivalent stylus tip mass
1.0 mg
Tracking force range
4.0 to 5.0 g (40 to 50 mN)
Recommended tracking force
4.5 g (45 mN)
Tracking angle
Internal impedance, DC resistance
2 Ohms
Recommended load impedance
> 100 Ohms
Cartridge body material
Ground wood/resin compound
Cartridge colour
Cartridge weight
32 g