Ortofon 2M Black Stylus

Ortofon 2M Black Stylus

"the ridiculously good Ortofon 2M Black produced a bright, open sound with surprisingly heft and slam. Because its Shibata stylus is sensitive to rake angle, the 2M Black should be used only with tonearms that permit adjustment of VTA and SRA." 1

Stereophile Recommended Component Class C 2
Nude Shibata diamond for superior tracing accuracy
Diamond tip r/R radii: 6/50 µm (.00026 x .0020 inch)
Reproduces music more "live" and less like a recording3
Highly rated by Stereophile and The Absolute Sound


Ortofon 2M Black Stylus

Retail: $576.00

Product Info


The Ortofon 2M Black stylus for the Ortofon 2M Black phono cartridge features a nude Shibata diamond designed to bring it back to its original specifications and performance. The Ortofon Stylus 2M Bronze stylus may be used as a lower cost alternative stylus replacement for the Ortofon 2M Black phono cartridge.

Ortofon 2M Black Specifications
- Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/sec.: 5mV
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz +2/-0dB
- Stylus type: Nude Shibata
- Stylus tip radius: .0002 x .002 inch
- Tracking force range: 1.4 - 1.7 g
- Tracking force recommended: 1.5 g

Upgrade Options
- For upgrades and accessories that enhance sound quality and fidelity, refer to Related Products.


Footnote 1: "Recommended 500 Components", Stereophile, Vol. 39 No.10 (October 2016) 65.
Footnote 2: Ibid.
Footnote 3: Michael Fremer, "Nine Cartridges Reviewed, Compared and File Identities Revealed!", Analog Planet, August 22, 2013. The venerable reviewer found the Ortofon 2M Black cartridge reproduces music more "live" and less like a recording.

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