High Quality Audio Equipment

Ortofon 2M Red

  • £95.00
  • Product Code: ORT2MRE


'Recommended' & awarded 4.5 Stars in Hi-Fi Choice, May 2011.

'Outstanding Product' in Hi-Fi News, October 2008.

About the unique 2M design

2M is developed together with the Danish designer "MøllerJensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who designed the award winning cartridge MC Jubilee and the Kontrapunktseries.

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. 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.

We are using the same names on our 2M series as we use at our Rondo series: Red, Blue and Bronze. The 2M Black will become the flagship of 2M.

2M was the last product of our former chief engineer Per Windfield. He has worked with the 2M for the last two years.

The 2M technology

Both the 2M Red and 2M Blue have diamonds which are polished to the highest standards of the industry. 2M Red has a tipped elliptical diamond and the 2M Blue has a nude elliptical diamond.

We have optimized the design for ease of mounting the cartridge, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today.

2M Red and 2M Blue has interchangeable stylus units and replacement stylus is available.

2M Red and 2M Blue are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound.

To obtain a flat frequency response as with a Moving Coil cartridge we are using the slit pole pins to reduce the eddy current. The slit pole pins is an Ortofon invention which was presented in the 500 series and the Super OM series.

The 2M Red and 2M Blue both have the same engine with slit pole pins. With this improved engine we have been able to increase to output to 5,5 mV.

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

Hi-Fi Choice, May 2011 
Reviewed by: 
Score: 'Recommended' and awarded 4.5 Stars 

Comments of Note: 
"...design is striking..." 
"Ortofon cartridges are very informative...well extended at both frequency extremes...this one seems to fit the pattern." 
"...the treble is notably clean and tidy, full of life without ever becoming strident or harsh." 
"Bass is assured..." 
"...tracking very confident..." 

HiFi News, October 2008 
Reviewed by: Steve Harris and Paul Miller 
Feature: Group Test of £60-£100 MM Cartridges 
Score: 'Outstanding Product'

Comments of Note:
"...had a pleasing ambience...intimate, trembling quality." 
"Bass was in proportion...good detail..." 
"...realistic without going into hardness." 
"...sense of space was still there even in the climaxes."  

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