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Industry standard entry level audiophile cartridge pre-mounted on SH-4 headshell. Features a moving magnet design. Tipped elliptical diamond stylus and split pole pins with a copper wire fits most turntables.
About 2M Red Cartridge:
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.
About SH-4 Headshell:
The SH-4 headshell has an ergonomic design with a long finger that is easy to pick-up. The big finger grip and shorter construction makes movement and placement of the headshell easy and visible.
The wire terminals on the rear side are also gold plated for better signal transmission.