Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Black LVB 250

$1,999.00 inc GST


The new Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Black LVB 250 commemorates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.

The 2M Black flagship from Ortofon is widely acknowledged as being one of the best MM cartridges on the market, but at Ortofon being the best doesn’t mean that we can’t get better.

*Due August 2022

Description

Rapallo | Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Black LVB 250

 

Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Black LVB 250

The Ortofon Hi-Fi 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’ 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 in the Ortofon Hi-Fi 2M Black LVB 250 adds remarkable transparency, speed and responsiveness.

 

 

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Review

“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  

 

Specifications

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
Interchangeable styli units – 2M Black and 2M Bronze

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

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 10 cm
Brand

Ortofon

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