Ortofon | 2M Red - MM Cartridge
Step into the music with the 2M Red
With the 2M Red you will hear the music come to life on its own terms. It is like taking a step into music itself. This is our entry-level cartridge in the series, but what an entry.
2M RED VERSO & PREMOUNTED OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR ORDER - Please contact us for more information.
The 2M Red and 2M Blue both use the same engine with split pole pins. With this improved engine Ortofon have been able to increase the output to an impressive 5.5 mV.
The 2M technology
About the unique 2M design
The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, with ascending quality as you move from Red - Blue - Bronze - Black. The spectacular 2m Black has become the flagship of 2M, and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges. 2M was also the last product designed by Ortofon's former chief engineer, Per Windfield. He developed the 2M series over the final 2 years of his 30 year tenure with Ortofon.
The 2M series of cartridges are now also available in a special version, suited for bottom-mount tonearms.
The 2M Premounted is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their S-shaped tonearm. The quality of the SH-4 headshell is sturdy and rigid, yet the design emphasises a slim and delicate form factor. The strong, lightweight headshell has an ergonomic design with a long finger lift that is easy to pick up.
For standard 2M cartridges, the Head-Shell is shown for illustration purposes only and not included with cartridge.
Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 5.5mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: 1.5dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: 22dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: 15dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 22kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +3 / -1dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 70μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 20μm / mN
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 18μm
Tracking Force Range: 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8g (18mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 1.3kΩ
Internal Inductance: 700mH
Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 - 300pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Red
Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
Weight Premounted on SH-4: 16.7g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Red
1 x Stylus Brush
1 x Screwdriver
2 x Screw M2.5 x 5
2 x Screw M2.5 x 7