Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge from Music Direct Sweepstakes

Register to win an Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge from Music Direct (MSRP $720.00) we are giving away.

From Music Direct:

Music Direct is happy to offer a brand-new Ortofon 2M Black for one lucky subscriber to Michael Fremer’s Analog Planet. The flagship of the 2M line, the Black is absolutely one of the finest Moving Magnet cartridges ever built. The 2M Black has Ortofon’ s best Shibata stylus, which is usually found on much more expensive cartridges.  It’s fast, dynamic, extremely well-detailed, yet supremely musical. A Music Direct best-seller, this $720 cartridge digs deep down into the grooves, playing parts of the groove no other stylus has ever reached. Good luck to all of you.

Click here for more info.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column (under the ads). Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

unclebill's picture

Good luck to me

Brantp1981@gmail.com's picture

I not only want it I deserve please give it to me. 

csubich's picture

Vinyl rules!

jeremyquam's picture

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE i would love to hear this cart!!!!!

MrRom92's picture

Super interested to see how this compares to my current cart if I do win, it should be a very very close comparison, based on the stylus type. Best of luck to everyone who enters!

jh4all's picture

Nice sweepstakes.

2_channel_ears's picture

round and round it goes

alacayo22's picture

I've been reading this site for months and this is the one that has finally got me to join! This would be a great upgrade to my Pro-Ject Carbon Debut

2_channel_ears's picture

Round and round and round it goes

KWarn's picture

This would be a great upgrade for my old cart. Me win please.

EricCuda's picture

spurs may have lost tonight....but the vinyl ride lives on!

VinylLOVER70's picture

Making it official for the competition.

Great site by the way - just awesome!

Richard Dale's picture

I've got a 2M Blue and think it is a great cartridge for the money. I'd love to win a 2M Black as an upgrade of course.

mmarston's picture

Been using Ortofon MMs for years now, ever since Sonic Research went away.  Currently dubbing a closet full of LPs.  So of course I need this more than anyone else!!

Seriously, good luck to all.  If I could I'd buy one.  But just now I have a vacation to pay for...


analoguy's picture

fingers crossed

mraudioguru's picture

Sign me up!

TeflonScoundrel's picture

Hoping for this for my new turntable.

jimhb's picture

Would love to have this!

balistupas's picture

Pick me! Pick me!

moon unit's picture

I'd love to try out a 2M Black.

PeterPani's picture

Would fit very nicely onto my Thorens TD124...  I prefer MM-cartridge

Raf's picture

My table deserves better than my 2M Red! Time to move up to BLACK!

horaciojervis's picture

Thanks for the opportunity.

Vinylpete's picture

I would LOVE to have this for my Lynn Turntable. Just went ALL tube with a Dynaco ST 70 with the original British Tubes and PAS-3X pre amp and Mcintosh XR-5 Speakers

dconsmack's picture

Randomly pick me, please.

christpher.reid's picture

This would make a great addition to my SL-1210M5G


pablo-1's picture

Hope this lottery is open to a Brit - I've got a Rondo Bronze so it would be great to compare to 2M Black!

NRVinyl82's picture

Currently have the blue, would love this upgrade 

Jim Tavegia's picture

Thanks for the opportunity.  

Doctor A's picture

Love me some Ortofon.

JayTrez's picture

Go me!

kozy814's picture

count me in

John G's picture

That would sound nice on my daughter's Rega 2.

Kurt's picture

I enjoy receiving free things. 

kimi imacman's picture

Yes, as it happens!

mikerr's picture

this is perfect for my needs right now.


Hardbop33's picture

Good luck to everyone!

superswede's picture

Have always liked Ortofon cartridges that I have owned in the past.  They must criticaly listen to their products.

CarterB's picture

But haven't been able to afford it. Pick me please.

gak27's picture

...and I want it painted Black...

Sorry, i couldn't resist...

Sign me up, please!

drumarty's picture

As Mr. Lennon said, "I'm A Loser".

daveming80's picture

Just another poor musician - fate be in a pleasant mood!

Synaptic's picture

love the whole 2M range

tnert's picture

I have been looking for a replacement, and would love to try this out.

otaku2's picture

Is that better than my Grado XT+?

thequietman's picture

send it right  to me

tedonald's picture

Looks wonderful!

tbonespop's picture

I need this cart!!!

Jody's picture


recoil's picture

But would love the Black!!!

hishou's picture

Pick Me! Pick Me!

wfkthree's picture

Would love to win!

Scloue's picture

I cant afford it, so lets hope I can win it.  Thanks

JVBadg001's picture

I'm holding my breath...:)

drew8mc's picture

Had one of these and sold it... wish I kept it.

aldo's picture

Pick me!

Travis Klersy's picture

I'd love to be able to compare this to the HO Dynavector 20Xs I've had in house.

Uncle Omar's picture

...the sweeter the sound!

alan shulman's picture

I'm in

vedicspaceprogram's picture

Please enter me in the contest.

fritz's picture

Pick me I'm clean.

bprochford's picture

This would be a really nice upgrade!

Rtracey88's picture

Yes please.

nwdavis1's picture

I really like the Blue; the Black would be fun to try.

vince's picture

May the sweep stakes continue!

akovo's picture


ster4610's picture

I'm in!

charliex's picture

I want it!

GarkM's picture

...needs a new cartridge

polanskyd's picture

Looks like a great cartridge

MikeT's picture

I would love to win this - so fingers crossed. Thanks.

mj452312's picture

My 2M Red could use an upgrade!!

torturegarden's picture

been looking to upgrade my cartridge in the near future and this one is on my short list. I hope I win so I can save the cash for more LPs.

captwillard's picture

Good giveaway!

Trevor Gearhart's picture

I need one of those.

markdelio's picture

Have 2M Bronze on an Ariston Icon II.  Have a Marantz/Clearaudio table with Clearaudio Vituoso.  If I win the Black I may have to buy another table for it to reside.  What a terrible thing.

austinlee's picture

I'd love to try out this cart. Great site by the way. Keep up the fine work.

neogeo's picture

This would be a huge upgrade.

mrbig's picture

Need one to go with my new TT.

mwaehner's picture

I've been wanting to upgrade my cartridge. Why not one that costs more than my turntable, power supply and preamp combined?

Hondo's picture

A great prize

Mfalcon's picture

With this cartridge. 

Dobro910's picture

I'm in!  Good luck to all.

dunhill78's picture

I need this upgrade!!

imonlysleeping's picture

I'm even in the market for a new cartridge. This would sure lighten the load on my paycheque. Eagerly awaiting a review of the Bryter Layter box. Cheers!

bobspencer123's picture

Put my name in the virtual hat please.

TerryWI's picture

This would give me a great Orotofon Black & Blue combo!

audioaudio777's picture

I'm in!smiley

gringostarr's picture

Hoping to win

terrybbagit's picture

Nice prize keeping my fingers crossed

malosuerte's picture

This will do nicely.


Thanks in advance for picking me!  ;-)

DLKG's picture

Oh yes, I would like to win one of these contests!!!


Thank You,



AnalogJ's picture

Sure, why not.  No profanity here.

tbromgard's picture

sure could use it!

timise's picture

This time for sure!!

bigdish's picture

Congratulations to me!!

DocSamG's picture

I need a new cartridge.  Would love this one.  Thanks for the great site.

Elegal's picture

Pretty please!

thefinalsound's picture

I'd love the upgrade!

Ormy51's picture

My turn

nitsua196's picture

I Win!!

Boodles's picture

Roll the dice!!!

JayhawkHiFi's picture

Lovely prize!

Cavedude13's picture

I've entered several of this contests and came up short. Hopefully this is my LUCKY entry. Would go nice with my VPI Traveler!

cobra_verde's picture

Consider me in the running.

mikeyt's picture

Gimme Gimme, please!!

Big Cap's picture

I only have a Debut Carbon but this would certainly be a welcome upgrade.

brentc's picture

. . . that I can find a good use for it.

SwoopyD's picture

Shibata be mine!

Steelhead's picture

Bought a Kontrapunkt B and Bronze, so might as well try to win an Ort.

the big show's picture

I love my turntable, but would love it more with the 2M Black

davidmreyes77's picture

This would be a great addition to my Pro-Ject Debut III. I currently have a Ortofon 2M Red.

fivecolors's picture

Like Gary, I love vinyl (just dont mention it to Howard). Analog Planet is awesome.

Thanks Micheal!


patunnell's picture

Pretty Please?!

TheBottomline's picture

I used to sell these at a NYC retail store.

only analog for me's picture

This would be a nice addition to my modified Technics EPA-100 tonearm which has an AT OC-9 mounted at the moment, I would need to change the "R's" to "C's" though...

J.D.'s picture

contest entry

13flelev's picture

This would be a great addition.

rolandop's picture

Hi, I know i will not win, but anyway.....

concerto12's picture

A cartridge design inspired by Darth Vader's mask might sound a little on the dark side, but I'm sure I could learn to like it.

drewmb1's picture

Diggin' it!

reaganrvltn's picture

Ortofon makes great cartridges!!!

lennert's picture

US only no

Why? We don't deserve a free upgrade?

Cheers, from Europe

felix41's picture

Thank you for running this contest and providing the opportunity to win this Cartridge!

Michael T's picture

I would also love a chance to win this fantastic cartridge.  Dear analog planet, I hope I win.

marscamp's picture

I have the 2M Red and love it. I can only imagine how great the black will sound.

Don E.'s picture

I'm in.

rodeobrett's picture

This is mine

Paul Boudreau's picture

...it would be.  Thanks.

Ptruce's picture

Love to get it ...



michaelcazares's picture

Dear Music Direct as a long time customer i thank you for making it possible for me to enter to win an Ortofon 2M Black Phono Cartridge. I would also like to thank Michael Fremer of analog planet.


mess_of_blues's picture

But I live in Canada! That suck chunks!! 

jmset315's picture

Any freebies is welcome!

bkerven's picture

Would be amazing.


Is it bad that it never even occurred to me that this site had accounts? I visit just about every day, but oddly, I never thought to register. I just like Mikey's antics.

sumnerbrowne's picture

Long live, AnalogPlanet and Ortofon!

piper's picture

This would be an amazing upgrade for me!

JJZL's picture

This site is going from very good to better

kremercup's picture

I would love to win this cartridge.

SuperRu's picture

This would make my year to win the Ortofan 2M Black.



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thebambino's picture

So...You're saying there's a chance?

666666's picture


booboos's picture

great site

rl1856's picture

Please contact me for delivery instructions ;-).  Thanks!

revo's picture


jkershen's picture

What a useful cartridge!

KPulling's picture

I know just what to do with it

RodMunch's picture

Entering the contest.

toothface's picture

I never win these sweepstakes

jdmoviebuff's picture