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The 2M Black LVB 250 builds on the concept of the original 2M Black cartridge design to take one step further toward true high-end sound. Redefining what is possible from a moving magnet (MM) cartridge, the 2M Black LVB 250 is truly an exercise in technical excellence.
The 2M Black LVB 250 uses a Nude Shibata diamond on a Boron cantilever. This combination is also found on the acclaimed MC Cadenza Black cartridge. The Nude Shibata stylus’s slim, highly polished profile allows for an exceedingly wide contact area with the record 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 to the sound.
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 nanofiller. The MWCNT powder is applied in a rubber polymer matrix and not in a powdered form, which makes the production process cleaner, non-polluting and energy-saving.
The 2M Black LVB 250 builds on the concept of the original 2M Black cartridge design to take one step further toward a truly high-end sound. Redefining what is possible from a moving magnet (MM) cartridge, the 2M Black LVB 250 is truly an exercise in technical excellence.
The 2M range consists of four core colour models along with Mono and 78 RPM versions, making the 2M range incredibly versatile and capable of fulfilling your need whatever your system. To view more about the shared 2M elements across the range, Click here.
Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 cartridge review
"The Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 offers amazing insight, detail and grip, making it an absolute must-audition cart."
Ortofon 2M Black LVB 250 review
"This is a silky, sophisticated cartridge which – to my ears – favours classical, much jazz and acoustic, rather than the sizzle-and-snap of pop or rock."
"Deep insight and precision sound. A top moving magnet cartridge."
StereoNET Product of the Year Awards 2021
"...this high-end MM is so good that you'll wonder what the point of moving coils is..."
EISA Award Best Product 2021-2022
"A silky, sophisticated presentation especially well-suited to classical, jazz and acoustic music."
The 2M range is a true staple of Ortofon, coming fitted as standard (for good reason) on a host of turntables around the world; they offer vastly different sound profiles., from the reliable Red to the current pinnacle of the series, the 2M Black LVB 250. it's always a treat to 'hear the difference' in our demoroom!
Each 2M cartridge model is also available as a 2MR variant. Here, the "R" stands for “Reduced” and relates to the lower cartridge body height. This is suited to certain types of tonearms from manufacturers such as Pro-Ject, Linn and Rega, in order to achieve the correct VTA. To learn more about whether the 2MR might be useful for your system, visit our handy technical page Ortofon 2MR - The Technical Argument