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Ortofon 2M 78 Pre-Mounted on SH-4 Headshell

Ortofon 2M 78 Pre-Mounted on SH-4 Headshell

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Ortofon 2M 78 Pre-Mounted on SH-4 Headshell

Journey back in time with the 2M 78 Mono Pre-mounted Cartridge, specially designed for playing 78 rpm shellac records. Immerse yourself in the authentic nostalgia of mono vinyl records, brought to life with unparalleled precision and fidelity.


Experience the convenience of the 2M 78 Pre-mounted – a smart and refined choice for those seeking straightforward installation and effortless replacement on their S-shaped tonearm. The SH-4 headshell's resilience and stability are enhanced by its slender and refined design. A robust yet lightweight construction, coupled with an ergonomic, extended finger lift, ensures easy handling and pickup.


The 2M 78 features a stylus' tip with a Spherical diamond, perfect for playback of 78 rpm shellac records. These unique records necessitate a larger stylus profile, and the 2M 78 flawlessly accommodates this requirement, ensuring optimal playback quality and preserving the authenticity of your cherished collection.

Enjoy true mono

2M 78 uses a strapped output to deliver the same output signal from both sets of pole pins. This effectively eliminates the need for mono-specific equipment, making it possible to enjoy true mono reproduction on any stereo playback system.

Product Features & Specifications

  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. - 4 mV
  • Frequency response - 20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force - 70 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral - 18 µm/mN
  • Stylus type - Spherical
  • Stylus tip radius - R 65 µm
  • Tracking force range - 1.6-2.0g (16-20 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended - 1.8 g (18 mN)
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance - 700 Ohm
  • Internal inductance - 350 mH
  • Recommended load resistance - 47 kOhm
  • Recommended load capacitance - 150-300 pF
  • Tracking angle - 20°
  • Cartridge colour, body/stylus - Black/Gray
  • Cartridge weight without screws - 7.2 g
  • Pre-mounted cartridge weight - 16.7 g 2M 78  
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