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Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 MM Pickup

Benefits of high-end materials

The 2M Black LVB 250 has been recreated from the concepts of its predecessor, the 2M Black, but the 2M Black LVB 250 performance takes one step further to enhance the cartridge’s capabilities and technical excellence.

The 2M Black LVB 250 uses a Nude Shibata diamond on a Boron cantilever, the combination known from the acclaimed MC Cadenza Black cartridge.
The Nude Shibata stylus’s slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the groove walls and ensures notably detailed reproduction throughout the spectrum, including even the highest frequencies.

The use of an extremely stiff and lightweight Boron cantilever adds remarkable transparency, speed and responsiveness.

2M Black LVB 250 Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  –  5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz  –  < 1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  –  > 27 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz  –  15 dB
Frequency response  –  20-20.000 + 2 / – 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  –  80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  –  22 µm/mN
Stylus type  –  Nude Shibata
Stylus tip radius  –  r/R 6/50 µm
Cantilever material – Boron
Tracking force range  –  1.5-1.7 g (15-17 mN)
Tracking force, recommended  – 1.6 g (16 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/Black
Cartridge weight  –  7.2 g
Replacement stylus unit  – 2M Black LVB 250

Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance.

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