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Exclusive Plug-and-Play MkII solution

The 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their S-shaped tonearm. The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!

Features:
- Universal mount fitting a wide range of S-shaped tonearms.
- Weight with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted 20 g.
- The headshell body is manufactured from a special compound used for Medical industry, ensures high rigidity while reducing unwanted vibration
- Elegant hi-tech design
- Length 52mm. Headshell with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted provides correct Baerwald alignment with the Ortofon TA-110/ TA-210 tonearms, likewise with the major part of tonearms with universal mount.

2M PnP MkII Series data

Technical data 2M 78
PnP
2M Mono
PnP
2M Red
PnP
2M Blue
PnP
2M Bronze
PnP

2M Black
PnP

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  4 mV 4 mV 5.5 mV 5.5 mV 5 mV 5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz - - 1.5 dB 1.5 dB 1 dB 1 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz - - 22 dB 25 dB 26 dB 26 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz - - 15 dB 15 dB 15 dB 15 dB
Frequency response 20-20.000 Hz 20-20.000
Hz
20-20.000 Hz 20-20.000 Hz 20-20.000 Hz 20-20.000 Hz
Tracking ability (315Hz, lateral) 70 µm 70 µm 70 µm 80 µm 80 µm 80 µm
Tracking force range 1.6-2.0 g
(16-20 mN)
1.6-2.0 g
(16-20 mN)
1.6-2.0 g
(16-20 mN)
1.6-2.0 g
(16-20 mN)
1.4-1.7 g
(14-17 mN)
1.4-1.7 g
(14-17 mN)
Tracking force, recommended  1.8 g
(18 mN)
1.8 g
(18 mN)
1.8 g
(18 mN)
1.8 g
(18 mN)
1.5 g
(15 mN)
1.5
(15 mN)
Compliance, dynamic (lateral) 18 µm/mN 18 µm/mN 20 µm/mN 20 µm/mN 22 µm/mN 22 µm/mN
Stylus type Spherical Nude Spherical Elliptical Nude Elliptical Nude
Fine Line
Nude Shibata
Tracking angle (vertical) 20° 20° 20° 20° 20° 20°
DC resistance 0.7 kOhm 0.7 kOhm 1.3 kOhm 1.3 kOhm 1.2 kOhm 1.2 kOhm
Inductance 350 mH 350 mH 700 mH 700 mH 630 mH 630 mH
Recommended load resistance 47 kOhm 47 kOhm 47 kOhm 47 kOhm 47 kOhm 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance 150-300 pF 150-300 pF 150-300 pF 150-300 pF 150-300 pF 150-300 pF
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight   20 g 20 g 20 g 20 g 20 g 20 g
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length 52 mm 52 mm 52 mm 52 mm 52 mm 52 mm