2M Red - The 2M series were developed in conjunction with Danish designer Møller Jensen Design - the same designer who designed the award winning MC Jubilee and Kontrapunkt series. Inspired by the facets of a diamond - whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record's surface - the 2M's handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality.
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 modernname which should 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 Ortofon's unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.
The 2M series of cartridges feature Ortofon's trademark split pole pins - an invention which 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. 2M red features a tipped elliptical diamond.
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