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Ortofon 2M Black Moving Magnet Cartridge - £308.00 @ amazon.fr

£308.00 @ Amazon France
Crazy cheap price for this Stylus. Probably go cold but it's £494.00 on amazon.co.uk Ortofon's flagship moving magnet (MM) cartridge, the 2M Black features a superb, finely polished, nude Shibata d… Read More
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2y, 6m agoFound 2 years, 6 months ago
Crazy cheap price for this Stylus. Probably go cold but it's £494.00 on amazon.co.uk

Ortofon's flagship moving magnet (MM) cartridge, the 2M Black features a superb, finely polished, nude Shibata diamond stylus, an excellent frequency response and a Noryl plastic/glass, low resonant body.
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#1
Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to get digital equivalents of the vinyl, instead? It seems a shame to limit yourself to the 70 Db amplitude range limit of vinyl recording when the human ear can manage 140 Db. If this goes cold, it may possibly be from other heretics like me, who tend to think of spending a lot of money on vinyl in the same light as adding disk brakes to a Ford Anglia.
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Grrrrrrrrrrr
Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to get digital equivalents of the vinyl, instead? It seems a shame to limit yourself to the 70 Db amplitude range limit of vinyl recording when the human ear can manage 140 Db. If this goes cold, it may possibly be from other heretics like me, who tend to think of spending a lot of money on vinyl in the same light as adding disk brakes to a Ford Anglia.

But vinyl is better because it reminds people of a time when DJ's were free to touch children inappropriately
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Grrrrrrrrrrr
Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to get digital equivalents of the vinyl, instead? It seems a shame to limit yourself to the 70 Db amplitude range limit of vinyl recording when the human ear can manage 140 Db. If this goes cold, it may possibly be from other heretics like me, who tend to think of spending a lot of money on vinyl in the same light as adding disk brakes to a Ford Anglia.
Actually you'd be surprised now how often you get both the CD and a HD download of the album included with your Vinyl Records. So if anything Vinyl is much better value than buying digital ;)
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Grrrrrrrrrrr
Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to get digital equivalents of the vinyl, instead? It seems a shame to limit yourself to the 70 Db amplitude range limit of vinyl recording when the human ear can manage 140 Db. If this goes cold, it may possibly be from other heretics like me, who tend to think of spending a lot of money on vinyl in the same light as adding disk brakes to a Ford Anglia.
Have you heard about the Loudness War issue in digital? Vinyl is increasingly being seen as an audiophile format...
#5
Cold from me.....not iPad compatible
#6
Giving this heat, because it is a good price when compared to amazon.co.uk. I still listen to music on vinyl, but with a relatively budget Pro-ject turntable, and cartridge.

I can't help but feel that £300+ for a cartridge is taking you into 'Emperor's New Clothes' territory - you absolutely have to be convinced you can hear a difference, when you've spent that much money!
#7
Hot if only because it's a good deal for a MM cartridge.

And amplitude range is not the only factor when it comes to sound quality.
You need a good analogue source, good mastering and a good pressing to really appreciate how good vinyl can sound though.
#8
davidfwalsh
Grrrrrrrrrrr
Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to get digital equivalents of the vinyl, instead? It seems a shame to limit yourself to the 70 Db amplitude range limit of vinyl recording when the human ear can manage 140 Db. If this goes cold, it may possibly be from other heretics like me, who tend to think of spending a lot of money on vinyl in the same light as adding disk brakes to a Ford Anglia.
Actually you'd be surprised now how often you get both the CD and a HD download of the album included with your Vinyl Records. So if anything Vinyl is much better value than buying digital ;)

You were quite correct - I was surprised. But then, I wasn't even sure that vinyl records were still being produced and sold.
#9
kennethsross
Giving this heat, because it is a good price when compared to amazon.co.uk. I still listen to music on vinyl, but with a relatively budget Pro-ject turntable, and cartridge. I can't help but feel that £300+ for a cartridge is taking you into 'Emperor's New Clothes' territory - you absolutely have to be convinced you can hear a difference, when you've spent that much money!

I think you're right, the law of diminishing returns kicks in quite early with cartridges and how much you get out of a more expensive cartridge like this will depend a lot on the rest of your kit.
Myself I have a Thorens TD124, SME 3009 SII and a modified Goldring G1042 cartridge. Even though the M2 is a high compliance cartridge and so suitable for my arm, I would doubt I'd hear a significant improvement to justify the cost.
#10
Stealth_Fox
Grrrrrrrrrrr
Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to get digital equivalents of the vinyl, instead? It seems a shame to limit yourself to the 70 Db amplitude range limit of vinyl recording when the human ear can manage 140 Db. If this goes cold, it may possibly be from other heretics like me, who tend to think of spending a lot of money on vinyl in the same light as adding disk brakes to a Ford Anglia.
Have you heard about the Loudness War issue in digital? Vinyl is increasingly being seen as an audiophile format...

I have now. Thanks - I hadn't been aware that this had been going on. I'm afraid that time and misuse means that my hearing isn't what it once was - not so much about now being unable to hear a pin drop, it's more a case of not even noticing the grenade explode..
#11
BigAde
Hot if only because it's a good deal for a MM cartridge.

And amplitude range is not the only factor when it comes to sound quality.
You need a good analogue source, good mastering and a good pressing to really appreciate how good vinyl can sound though.

Also, I believe that you need a good set of ears. Not to mention an absence of RAF jets (well, I hope that they are "ours") emulating Guy Gibson up our narrow valley in the National Park. Oh, and the cattle are lowing and the baby is very definitely awake...and has been since 5am.
#12
Damn that's tempting. Nice one OP
#13
Great deal if you have a system of equal quality. Don't stick it on a tt worth less than about £1000 for dec and arm, and the phono/amp and speakers also need to be very good as well. I have the next one down and it sounds great and is easy to set up.
#14
I can't afford it but voted hot.
#15
Can I interest you in a gold plated oxygen free HDMI cable too? You know it'll work better than an ordinary cable! ;)
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Ajibee
Can I interest you in a gold plated oxygen free HDMI cable too? You know it'll work better than an ordinary cable! ;)
Only if it's made by Monster :P
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Stealth_Fox
Grrrrrrrrrrr
Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to get digital equivalents of the vinyl, instead? It seems a shame to limit yourself to the 70 Db amplitude range limit of vinyl recording when the human ear can manage 140 Db. If this goes cold, it may possibly be from other heretics like me, who tend to think of spending a lot of money on vinyl in the same light as adding disk brakes to a Ford Anglia.
Have you heard about the Loudness War issue in digital? Vinyl is increasingly being seen as an audiophile format...


Increasingly becoming???

It always has been.

Problem is most people never realised that CD vs Vinyl is really an increase in convenience rather than quality.

Much like TouchID fingerprint tech on iPhone is not more secure than a passcode just more convenient.
#18
Grrrrrrrrrrr
Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper to get digital equivalents of the vinyl, instead? It seems a shame to limit yourself to the 70 Db amplitude range limit of vinyl recording when the human ear can manage 140 Db. If this goes cold, it may possibly be from other heretics like me, who tend to think of spending a lot of money on vinyl in the same light as adding disk brakes to a Ford Anglia.

Personal choice, something that seems to lost on people on these forum. Or to put it another way if you tore the Mona Lisa up into a million pieces then stuck them all back together again would it still look the same ?
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Mine has shipped, thanks again for posting

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