Summary: The Ortofon 2M Black does a very good job of
reproducing the music engraved in the grooves of your records. That it does so at about
half the price of the best moving-magnet cartridge I’ve ever heard is icing on the
cake. This is an Ortofon, after all, a company that knows how to build a top-quality
moving-magnet cartridge at reasonable prices.
Excerpt: Ortofon has publicly stated its aim to be the ‘last firm standing’ if and when cartridge production ever dries up. Luckily that sad end seems to be nowhere in sight and the firm’s range is still enormous and easily the widest on the planet.