Cartridge Ortofon 2 M Bronze

The Ortofon 2 M bronze (325 euros) offers prominent treble and rich bass.

  1. Cartridge Ortofon 2 M bronze
  2. Data sheet

A pickup from the vinyl master series (2/04) you preferred the bronze from the 2-M family due to the higher output voltage, which is not so great demands on the signal to noise of the phono, audio trade. In contrast to the cheaper 2 M Brothers red and blue (8/07) has silver-plated copper coils, a fine-line needle and a slightly harder case the bronze. Therefore, an upgrade through pure needle exchange by the cheaper model on the bronze is not possible.

Compared to the vinyl master Silver (2/04) in the reference turntable Linn LP 12 radical (6/09) sounded the bronze minimally less feinnervig and not quite so consistent and expressive in the middle. He built more pressure but in the bass and gave the height slightly brighter.

Exactly this pinch of high-frequency spice but now meets the Xperience because he tends to somewhat down-to-Earth sound, while the richer bass in smaller chains, in which fits the Xperience, is certainly positive.

Therefore, audio trade made the right decision to lace the SuperPack with the 2 M bronze.

Ortofon 2M bronze

Manufacturer Ortofon
Price €325.00
Rating 43.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Measured values
Output voltage 8 cm / s 9.00 mV
System impedance 1235,0 ohm / 612 mH
Depth scanning ability 315 80 µm
Recommended tracking force 20 mN
High-frequency distortion 0.12%
Deep resonance in the 13-g-arm 10.0 Hz
System weight 7.3 g
Tonearm weight class medium
Short conclusion
Sound Top-class
Sound points
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Overall rating (maximum 120 well 64 points
Price / performance well
tested in issue: 3 / 10