2M Mono Premounted

Step into an Era of Authenticity with the 2M Mono Premounted cartridge, thoughtfully crafted to perfectly suit the intricacies of playing mono microgroove LP vinyl records. The 2M Mono Premounted is mounted on a classic Ortofon SH-4 headshell, making setup with your turntable easy. Immerse yourself in the authentic nostalgia of mono vinyl records brought to life.



2M Mono

An era of

It’s never been easier to experience


The 2M Mono Premounted is a practical and elegant solution for you who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their S-shaped tonearm. The quality of the SH-4 headshell is sturdy and rigid, yet the design emphasizes a slim and delicate form factor. The strong, lightweight headshell has an ergonomic design with a long finger lift that is easy to pick up.

Brings out the best in your mono records


Embark on an elevated mono experience with the 2M Mono Cartridge. Designed to bring out the best in your mono microgroove LP vinyl records, it features a stylus tipped with an R 18µm Nude Spherical diamond. This engineered feature is an optimal solution for playing mono microgroove LP vinyl records and is ideal for achieving exceptional playback quality and capturing the essence of vintage mono soundscapes.

The story behind MONO cartridges

A tribute to the Beatles

Leif Johannsen, Ortofon Chief Officer of Acoustics and Research, reveals the story behind the MONO cartridges featuring the 2M Mono SE, which was specifically created as a tribute to the Mono Beatles album Set released in 2014.

Enjoy true mono


The 2M Mono 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.

Ortofon 2M Mono Review – Does a Mono Phono Cartridge Sound Better?

... the overall sound is more cohesive. There was a sense of depth in the low end that was missing with a stereo cart, and the top end was less washy, and much more focused. There is something quite magical about a mono recording like this, where everything needs its own space across the frequency spectrum to find space in the mix ...
... The 2M Mono is your ticket to unleashing the phenomenal potential of mono.

Marc Henshall


the 2M Mono gave new cohesion to my listening experience ...

... the 2M Mono gave new cohesion to my listening experience ...
... Having the Ortofon 2M Mono allows more closeness to these (MONO - red.) recordings ...
It’s rare these days a label releases a mono version. However, the mono recordings have something interesting: in competing for space in a one channel sound, the various instruments create the ambiance of stillness, a hypnotic moment where all is there, the intensity of the moment in its full capacity. And here is where we can make the case that the 2M Mono from Ortofon gets you authentic and superior mono sound.

Jesús González-Monreal



  • Output voltage at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec
    4 mV
  • Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
    3 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
    70 µm
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral
    18 µm/mN
  • Stylus type
    Nude Spherical
  • Stylus tip radius
    R18 µm
  • Tracking force range
    1.6-2.0 g (16-20 mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended
    1.8 g (18 mN)
  • Tracking angle
  • Internal impedance, DC resistance
    700 Ohm
  • Cartridge colour
  • Cartridge weight
    7.2 g
  • Premounted cartridge weight
    16.7 g
  • Recommended load resistance
    47 kOhm
  • Internal inductance
    350 mH
  • Recommended load capacitance
    150-300 pF

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