Ortofon 2M Red MM Phono Cartridge

$10,000.00

Features:

an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5 mV and an optimized sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy
a tipped Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire
the cartridge body is manufactured from Hopelex, an environment-friendly material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.

We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, and the weight and size to fit the most common turntables on the market today. The 2M Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

2M Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.

Absolute Sound Editors Choice Award 2020

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2M Red Technical Data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  –  5.5 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz   –  1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  –  22 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz  –  15 dB
Frequency range at – 3dB  –  20-22.000 Hz
Frequency response  –  20-20.000 Hz + 3 / – 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  –  70 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  –  20 µm/mN
Stylus type  –  Elliptical
Stylus tip radius  –  r/R 8/18 µm
Tracking force range  –  1.6-2.0 g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended  – 1.8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle  –  20°
Internal impedance, DC resistance  –  1.3 kOhm
Internal inductance  –  700 mH
Recommended load resistance  –  47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance  –  150-300 pF
Cartridge colour, body/stylus  –  Black/Red
2M standard and 2M Verso cartridges weight  –  7.2 g
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight  –  20 g
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length – 52 mm

Stylus lifetime: with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance.

2M Series styli interchangeability:
The 2M Series’ engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78. Likewise, 2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations:
– 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
– 2M Bronze and 2M Black
– 2M Mono and 2M 78

2M Red accessories included the package:

  • 1 x Stylus brush
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 5
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 7