Hi-Fi News, Yearbook 2011
Score: 'Outstanding Product'
Comments of Note:
"... the two best [cartridges in the 2m range] - the £280 2M Bronze with a Nude Fine Line stylus and this 2M Black model - are formed from a more rigid Noryl plastic/glass compound as well as employing better 'engines' featuring split pole pins with silver-plated copper wire."
"When set-up, the Ortofon 2M Black was immediately engaging, sounding powerful and vivid."
"But it was natural recordings of full orchestra that confirmed that the 2M Black is a stellar moving-magnet cartridge."
"The 2M Black delivers a holographic imagery worthy of the most sophisticated vinyl replay systems."