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Ortofon 2M 78






- An improved engine, which provides a high level of sonic accuracy

- Spherical diamond that is perfect for playback of 78 rpm shellac records, which require a larger stylus profile

- 2M 78 uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins. This effectively eliminates the need for mono-specific equipment, making it possible to enjoy true mono reproduction on any stereo playback system. 

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  5,5 mV

Channel balance at 1 kHz   -  1,5 dB

Channel separation at 1 kHz  -  22 dB

Channel separation at 15 kHz  -  15 dB

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  -  20 µm/mN

Stylus type  -  Elliptical

Stylus tip radius  -  r/R 8/18 µm

Tracking force range  -  1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)

Tracking force, recommended  - 1,8 g (18 mN)

Tracking angle  -  20°

Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  1,3 kOhm

Internal inductance  -  700 mH

Recommended load resistance  -  47 kOhm

Recommended load capacitance  -  150-300 pF

Cartridge colour, body/stylus  -  Black/Red

Cartridge weight  -  7,2 g

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Ortofon 2M 78

Nintronics offers generous trade in prices to help make your next upgrade as seamless as possible, while greatly reducing the overall price of your purchase. Depending upon the items involved, Nintronics will be happy to send out one of our nationwide installation engineers to collect your traded in items and unbox, setup and calibrate your new equipment.

Ortofon 2M 78

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