Ortofon 2M Red MM Cartridges

Ortofon 2M Red

  • Product Code: 2M Red
  • £95.00

2M Series

The Ortofon 2M Red and 2M Blue are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration. To obtain a flat frequency response, as with a Moving Coil cartridge, Ortofon are using split pole pins in the 2M design, to reduce the eddy current. The split pole pins are an Ortofon invention which was originally presented in the 500 and Super OM series, to great effect.

The Ortofon 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

Both the Ortofon 2M Red and 2M Blue have diamonds which are polished to the highest standards of the industry. Ortofon 2M Red has a tipped elliptical diamond, and the Ortofon 2M Blue has a nude elliptical diamond. The design has been optimized for easy mounting on to a tonearm; the weight and size of all Ortofon 2M models is well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today's market. The Ortofon 2M Red and 2M Blue also have interchangeable stylus units, and replacement styli are readily available in the UK.

About the unique 2M design

2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with "Møller Jensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series. The inspiration for designing the 2M was related to the facets of the diamond - elegantly concentrating its contours against the grooves on the record surface. The name 2M was selected among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen... 2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet.

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. 

Key Features:

Improved engine, which provides an output of 5.5mV

Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy

Tipped Elliptical diamond

Split pole pins with a copper wire

All-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth

Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)

Stylus brush included


 

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Moving Magnet
Stylus Type Elliptical
Output Voltage 5.5mV (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 22 kHz (at -3dB)
Tracking Force Range 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
Tracking Force (Recommended) 1.8g (18mN)
Recommended Load Impedance 47kΩ
Compliance 20μm / mN
Vertical Tracking Angle 20º
Weight 7.2g

1 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

2M Series

The Ortofon 2M Red and 2M Blue are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration. To obtain a flat frequency response, as with a Moving Coil cartridge, Ortofon are using split pole pins in the 2M design, to reduce the eddy current. The split pole pins are an Ortofon invention which was originally presented in the 500 and Super OM series, to great effect.

The Ortofon 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

Both the Ortofon 2M Red and 2M Blue have diamonds which are polished to the highest standards of the industry. Ortofon 2M Red has a tipped elliptical diamond, and the Ortofon 2M Blue has a nude elliptical diamond. The design has been optimized for easy mounting on to a tonearm; the weight and size of all Ortofon 2M models is well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today's market. The Ortofon 2M Red and 2M Blue also have interchangeable stylus units, and replacement styli are readily available in the UK.

About the unique 2M design

2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with "Møller Jensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series. The inspiration for designing the 2M was related to the facets of the diamond - elegantly concentrating its contours against the grooves on the record surface. The name 2M was selected among several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen... 2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet.

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. 

Key Features:

Improved engine, which provides an output of 5.5mV

Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy

Tipped Elliptical diamond

Split pole pins with a copper wire

All-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth

Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)

Stylus brush included


 

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Moving Magnet
Stylus Type Elliptical
Output Voltage 5.5mV (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 22 kHz (at -3dB)
Tracking Force Range 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
Tracking Force (Recommended) 1.8g (18mN)
Recommended Load Impedance 47kΩ
Compliance 20μm / mN
Vertical Tracking Angle 20º
Weight 7.2g

1 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

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