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Ortofon 2MR 78 (Suits Rega Turntables) Cartridge

Ortofon 2MR 78 (Suits Rega Turntables) Cartridge

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Ortofon 2MR 78

Designed for playing 78 rpm shellac records & perfectly suited to Rega turntables

Journey back in time with the 2MR 78 Mono 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.

The 2MR 78 features a specially designed cartridge housing tailored for turntables and tonearms like Rega, matching their requirement for low-form factor cartridges. With its narrow cartridge housing, it seamlessly integrates without a need for modifications or spacers under the tonearm, enabling quick and easy mounting with just two screws.


The 2MR 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 2MR 78 flawlessly accommodates this requirement, ensuring optimal playback quality and preserving the authenticity of your cherished collection.


The 2MR 78 features a high-performance motor system incorporating unique to Ortofon quad coils with split pole pins and 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

Newly developed low form factor cartridge housing within the famous 2M series:

  • Slimline cartridge body - Effectively eliminates the need for tonearm spacers, shims or modifications
  • 100% compatibility with the 2M styli - All Ortofon 2M styli fits on all 2MR cartridge models
  • Standard half inch mounting - Quick and easy mounting on the tonearms with just two screws
  • A complete series ranging from Mono to Premium: 2MR Red to High-end: 2MR Black LVB 250

2MR 78:

  • Spherical R65μm diamond on an aluminium cantilever with a Premium Ortofon rubber damper
  • Quad coil motor system with four strapped copper coils and four split pole pins
  • A cartridge perfect for playback of 78rpm records.

    Technical 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/Grey
    • 2MR cartridge weight - 6 g
    • 2M and 2M Verso cartridges weight - 7.2 g
    • 2M Pre-mounted cartridge weight - 16.7 g


    *Reprint from manufacturers website.

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