Ortofon 2m Red Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge
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"I have to say, the 2M series from Ortofon is excellent in each of the model's price ranges. Ortofon has been building phono cartridges for many, many years. They really did their homework on these models. The 2M Red is rediculously good for the very low price."--Gene Rubin

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2M Red: The Absolute Sound "Product of the Year Award"
The swansong design of Ortofon’s former chief engineer Per Windfeld, the entry-level 2M Red uses a tipped elliptical, while the 2M Black wields a formidable Shibata diamond stylus—the same as used on the vaunted MC Jubilee. NG feels that the 2M Black has a lighter touch and pulls the trigger faster than the competition. The Black’s greatest attribute is its transparent window on the world of micro-energies and its ability to unravel the complexities of orchestral music. Though a little dry in the treble and lacking the Black’s velvety finesse and harmonic finish, the 2M Red is still one sophisticated cartridge for the money. (Reviewed in TAS 182)

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. The 2M Red features a tipped elliptical diamond.

Technical data

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
Replacement stylus unit    2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue)


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  • Manufacturer: Ortofon

Ortofon 2m Red Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

Price: $99.00
Availability: Out-of-Stock