Ortofon 2M Bronze

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Ortofon 2M Bronze

Bona fide precision with the 2M Bronze

To us hi-fi is more than a fancy label. High fidelity is the goal of everything we do. The 2M Bronze is designed to give the music a whole new dimension of precision. Listening to your records with the 2M Bronze is like hearing them for the first time and you get to fall in love with the songs all over. That is what hi-fi means to us and that is what you get with the 2M Bronze.

Ortofon 2M Bronze

Features:
The 2M Bronze features a Nude Fine Line diamond, which is particularly suited for demanding applications. The slim profile of the Fine Line stylus will track even the highest frequency information. Additionally, its larger footprint ensures reduced distortion and record wear. The 2M Bronze uses a special upgraded engine, featuring split pole pins with a silver plated copper wire.

We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, and the weight and size to fit the most common turntables on the market today. The 2M Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

2M Bronze Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  –  5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  –  1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  –  26 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz  –  15 dB
Frequency response  –  20-20.000 + 2 / – 0 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  –  80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  –  22 µm/mN
Stylus type  –  Nude Fine Line
Stylus tip radius  –   r/R 8/40 µm
Tracking force range  –  1.4-1.7 g (14-17 mN)
Tracking force, recommended  –  1.5 g (15 mN)
Tracking angle  –  20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance  –  1.2 kOhm
Internal inductance  –  630 mH
Recommended load resistance  – 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance  –  150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus  –  Black/Bronze
Cartridge weight  –   7.2 g
Premounted cartridge weight – 16.7 g

Replacement stylus unit  –  2M Bronze (interchangeable with 2M Black and 2M Black LVB 250)

Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance. Please read about stylus care on our FAQ.

2M Series styli interchangeability:
The 2M Series’ engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78. Likewise, 2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations:
– 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
– 2M Bronze, 2M Black and 2m Black LVB 250
– 2M Mono and 2M 78

Compatibility with Rega brand TT/TA:
REGA brand cartridges’ height from stylus tip to the top cartridge mounting surface is lower than standard. Therefore you would need spacers to ensure the correct set-up of the Ortofon cartridge. Please read about cartridge set-up and alignment on tonearm on our FAQ.
Adjusting the height of your Rega tonearm is easy with Acoustic Signature’s Spacer Set. It allows you to adjust the height from 0.5 mm to 3.5 mm in precise steps of 0.5 mm – without removing the tone arm. Simply loosen the screws, insert the AS-spacer, then lock the screws back down, and you’re tonearm is ready to play.
3.2 – 4 mm spacers should be enough for 2M cartridge.

With the 2M Premounted, it’s never been easier to experience

The 2M Premounted is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their S-shaped tonearm. The quality of the SH-4 headshell is sturdy and rigid, yet the design emphasizes a slim and delicate form factor. The strong, lightweight headshell has an ergonomic design with a long finger lift that is easy to pick up.

Features:

– Premounted on our popular SH-4 Black headshell.

– Easy and direct mount on S-shaped tonearms with universal mount.

– Correct Baerwald alignment with tonearms with universal mount.

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The 2M Bronze Verso model is an alternative product for bottom mount headshells

How to replace M2,0 mm screws on 2M Bronze Verso

1. Remove the stylus with the stylus protection guard from the cartridge body to avoid any damage to the diamond.
2. Using Torx 8 key, unscrew the black screw from the Verso top plate.
3. Remove the top plate from the cartridge body by pulling the screws off.
4. Remove the two countersunk screws from the top plate.
5. Insert the two M2,0 mm screws in the top plate.
6. Mount the top plate on the cartridge body. Hold the top plate with screw-threads hanging down and turn the cartridge body 180 degrees. Mount from above.
7. Mount the black screw in the top plate and tighten with appropriate force.
8. Mount the cartridge on the tonearm using the enclosed tool.
9. Mount the stylus with the stylus protection guard on the cartridge body.

To find the recommended Ortofon replacement cartridge for your turmtable/tonearm please check out Replacement Cartridges selector »

How to replace M2,0 mm screws on 2M Bronze Verso

1. Remove the stylus with the stylus protection guard from the cartridge body to avoid any damage to the diamond.
2. Using Torx 8 key, unscrew the black screw from the Verso top plate.
3. Remove the top plate from the cartridge body by pulling the screws off.
4. Remove the two countersunk screws from the top plate.
5. Insert the two M2,0 mm screws in the top plate.

6. Mount the top plate on the cartridge body. Hold the top plate with screw-threads hanging down and turn the cartridge body 180 degrees. Mount from above.
7. Mount the black screw in the top plate and tighten with appropriate force.
8. Mount the cartridge on the tonearm using the enclosed tool.
9. Mount the stylus with the stylus protection guard on the cartridge body.

2M Bronze accessories included the package

2M Bronze accessories included the package:

  • 1 x Stylus brush
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 5
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 7
  • 1 x Stylus pressure gauge

2M Bronze Premounted accessories included the package:

1 x Stylus brush
1 x Stylus Gauge

2M Bronze Verso accessories included the package:

  • 1 x Stylus brush
  • 1 x Allen key Torx 6
  • 1 x Allen key Torx 8
  • 2 x Screw M2,0 x 6
  • 1 x Stylus pressure gauge

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