Ortofon 2M Red, 2M Red Verso and 2M Red PnPThe name 2M was selected from several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and remember, and therefore an alphanumerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.
The 2M series of cartridges features 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.
We have optimised the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, and the weight and size to fit the most common turntables on the market today. The 2M Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.
The 2M Red Series features:
an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV
a tipped Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire
The 2M Red Verso is an alternative product for bottom mount tonearms
2M Red Plug and Play model
The new 2M headshell is a practical and elegant solution for our customers who wish direct and easy mounting and replacement on their tonearm. The combination of 2M Headshell and 2M Series cartridge adds unique distinction to the turntable!
2M Headshell features:
* Universal mount fitting a wide range of tonearms. NB: on Technics models please use the auxiliary weight which is vital in this case.
* The headshell body is manufactured from a special compound used for Medical industry, ensures high rigidity while reducing unwanted vibration
* Elegant hi-tech design
Length 52mm. Headshell with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted provides correct Baerwald alignment with Ortofon TA-110/210, likewise with the major part of tonearms with universal mount
Weight 16,9g, weight with a 2M cartridge pre-mounted 23g
Exclusive plug-and-play solution
The 2M headshell is available in 2M PnP configuration (2M cartridge pre-mounted on the 2M headshell)
SpecificationsTechnical Specifications Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec. 5,5 mV CHANNEL balance at 1 kHz 1,5 dBChannel separation at 1 kHz 22 dBChannel 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 µmCompliance, dynamic, lateral 20 µm/mNStylus type EllipticalStylus tip radius r/R 8/18 µmTracking 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 kOhmInternal inductance 700 mHRecommended load resistance 47 kOhmRecommended load capacitance 150-300 pFCartridge colour, body/stylus Black/RedCartridge weight 7,2 gReplacement stylus unit 2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue)Stylus protection guard 2M Red