Ortofon 2M Red Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Moving magnet cartridge

With the 2M Red you will hear the music come to life on its own terms. It is like taking a step into the music itself. This is the entry-level cartridge in the series, but what an entry.

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.

The design has been optimised for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today. 2M Series provides excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.


 An improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5 mV and an optimised 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.

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• 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: 1,6-2,0g (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
• Cartridge weight: 7.2 g