Up for sale is a Ortofon 2M Bronze in fantastic condition. This cart has well under 200 hours on it. I upgraded from an Ortofon Blue and the jump was not subtle. This cart is in a completely different league. I will include UPS shipping at my asking price to lower 48. Thanks for looking!
While the 2M Black sounds more immediately impressive, the 2M Bronze is the more satisfying over the long haul, halving the difference between the Black's speed and resolution and the Blue's balance. In fact... it is a mixture of all of these sonic virtues. It's fast, but not ostentatiously so; it turns information into music, and it does this because it is better balanced, neither leaning in one sonic direction or another. I would say that it represents not just the 2M line's sweet spot but also its musical core. ..."