Ortofon 2M Red Phono Cartridge

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Ortofon 2M Red Phono Cartridge

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"...One sophisticated and musical cartridge - for the price of a nice dinner for two."
- Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound

2M are 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. We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.

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.

Of course the 2M isn’t just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with the unrelenting commitment of Ortofon to provide the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.

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.

The 2M Red uses an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV.

2M Red features a tipped elliptical diamond.

Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.: 5.5 mV
Channel balance at 1kHz: 1.5 dB
Channel separation at 1kHz: 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 315 Hz 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 weight: 7.2 g
Replacement stylus unit: 2M Red
“The 2M Red is the entry level and 2M Black is the flagship. Their performance is a fitting tribute to Ortofon and chief engineer Per Windfield!”
- Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, Product of Year Award Issue, January 2009

"...One sophisticated and musical cartridge - for the price of a nice dinner for two."
- Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound

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

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