Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Black LVB 250 Replacement Stylus
The Nude Shibata stylus’s slim, highly polished profile allows an exceedingly wide contact area to the groove walls. It 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.
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The new rubber compound formula
To attain an optimal interaction between compliance and damping, a new rubber compound for the suspension system has been developed.
The new rubber compound formula is based on the Multi Wall Carbon Nano Tubes (MWCNT) highly efficient nano filler. The new MWCNT-based compound offers desirable mechanical properties, which ensure better damping and improve the overall performance of the cartridge.
Also, the new MWCNT rubber compound allows for more environmental-friendly production, adding further benefit. The MWCNT powder is applied in a rubber polymer matrix and not in a powdered form, which makes the production process more clean, non-polluting and energy saving.
“The latest variation on Ortofon’s long-running 2M moving-magnet cartridge design pays tribute to Beethoven 250 years after his birth, complete with a picture of the composer on the side of its body. It fits the bill with a silky, sophisticated presentation especially well-suited to classical, jazz and acoustic music. Refined and composed, it uses a version of the stylus and cantilever found in the company’s Cadenza Black moving-coil cartridge. This, along with a new suspension, all contributes to a sound that boasts rock-solid imaging, great stereo focus and depth along with a smooth, lush view of strings and other acoustic instruments.” – Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Black LVB 250, EISA Best Product Award 2021-2021
Frequency response – 20-20.000 Hz + 2 / – 0 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force *) – 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral – 22 µm/mN
Stylus type – Nude Shibata on Boron cantilever
Stylus tip radius – r/R 6/50 µm
Tracking force range – 1.4-1.7 g (14-17 mN)
Tracking force, recommended – 1.5 g (15 mN)
Tracking angle – 20°
Stylus colour – Black
*) Typical value
Recommended for following cartridges – 2M Black LVB 250, interchangeable with 2M Bronze and 2M Black.
Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance
2M Styli interchangeability
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
Special for 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver phono cartridges:
– 2M Silver will be an upgrade compared to 2M Red due to a special suspension and silver plated copper wire material.
– 2M Blue is an upgrade compared to both 2M Red and 2M Silver thanks to Nude Elliptical diamond which retrieves information from the groove with a higher accuracy.