The 2M Mono SE is the one mono cartridge to play all the old and new mono records in existence.
Ortofon 2M Mono Special Edition cartridge was specifically created as a tribute to the Mono Beatles albums Set released in 2014. The Beatles have an important place in many music lovers’ hearts and Ortofon is honoured to ensure high quality, modern replay from the new Mono Box Set.
Why should you use a dedicated mono cartridge for playing vinyl mono records?
On a mono record the signal is cut only in the lateral dimension whereas a stereo record is cut at +/- 45 degrees into the opposing groove-walls, see the below figure.
A stereo cartridge will be able to replay stereo and mono records, because mono is a special version of stereo where the right and left channels are identical.
While a stereo cartridge can play mono records it can’t achieve the same signal precision between the two channels. A mono cartridge produces but one signal that is directed to both channels in the system. A mono cartridge playing a mono record produces a more forceful and stable image with a fuller, more impactful sound.
Another big advantage in using a mono cartridge to play mono records is the absence of response to vertical movement. This means that a mono cartridge is basically immune to the pinching effect which comes into action when the stylus is pushed vertically upward in very narrow grooves. Also the response to dust, dirt and wear is reduced substantially. The final result will be a clean and noiseless reproduction of the mono record.
The listening experience will be significantly improved when using a high quality true mono cartridge for the replay of your mono records.
This is why we recommend you 2M Mono SE for "The Beatles Mono Box Set" and “The Beatles: The 22 Singles Collection”.
Playing the Beatles Boxes with the 2M Mono SE cartridge will enhance your sound experience!
|Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec
|20-20.000 Hz + 2 /- 1 dB
|Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
|Compliance, dynamic, lateral
|Stylus tip radius
|r/ R 6/50 µm
|Tracking force range
|1.4-1.7g (14-17 mN)
|Tracking force, recommended
|1.5g (15 mN)
|Internal impedance, DC resistance
|Recommended load resistance for stereo/mono connection
|47 kOhm/23.5 kOhm
|Recommended load capacitance for stereo/mono connection
|150-300 pF/300-600 pF
|Cartridge body material
|Lexan DMX Piano White
|Coil wire material
|Silver plated copper wire
|Cartridge colour, body/stylus
|Replacement stylus unit
|2M Mono SE