Ortofon 2M Red
The 2M Series of cartridges is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound
The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.
The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, an invention that enables moving magnet cartridges to have a flat frequency response, as with a moving coil cartridge. Split pole pins were invented by Ortofon, and were originally presented in the 500 series and Super OM series.
We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today. 2M Series provides excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps. To find the recommended Ortofon replacement cartridge for your turmtable/tonearm please visit our Replacement cartridges selector ».
The new 2M Red Verso is an alternative product for bottom mount tonearms
The 2M Red Series features:
an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV
a tipped Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire
2M Red Plug and Play model
The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm. The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!
2M Headshell feautures:
Universal mount fitting a wide range of tonearms
The headshell body is manufactured from a special compound used for Medical industry, ensures high rigidity while reducing unwanted vibration
Elegant hi-tech design
Length 52mm. Headshell with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted provides correct Baerwald alignment with Ortofon TA-110/210, likewise with the major part of tonearms with universal mount
Weight 16,9g, weight with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted 23g
Exclusive plug-and-play solution
NB: The 2M headshell will be available in 2M PnP configuration (2M cartridge pre-mounted on the 2M headshell)
Technical data 2M Red / 2M Red Verso
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.
Channel balance at 1 kHz
Channel separation at 1 kHz
Channel separation at 15 kHz
Frequency range at - 3dB
20-20.000 Hz + 3 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
Stylus tip radius
r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range
1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended
1,8 g (18 mN)
Internal impedance, DC resistance
Recommended load resistance
Recommended load capacitance
Cartridge colour, body/stylus
Replacement stylus unit
2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue)
Stylus protection guard
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