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Ortofon HiFi 2M Red Moving Magnet Cartridge

Description

  • All-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.
  • Perfect upgrade cartridge for introductory turntables
  • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

The 2M Red and 2M Blue are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration. To obtain a flat frequency response, as with a Moving Coil cartridge, Ortofon are using split pole pins in the 2M design, to reduce the eddy current. The split pole pins are an Ortofon invention which was originally presented in the 500 and Super OM series, to great effect.

The 2M Red and 2M Blue both use the same engine with split pole pins. With this improved engine Ortofon have been able to increase the output to an impressive 5.5 mV.

Each 2M cartridge model is also available as a 2MR variant. Here, the "R" stands for “Reduced” and relates to the lower cartridge body height. This is suited to certain types of tonearms from manufacturers such as Pro-Ject, Linn and Rega, in order to achieve the correct VTA. To learn more about whether the 2MR might be useful for your system, visit our handy technical page Ortofon 2MR - The Technical Argument Suitable For Riga Turntables

Features

  • Improved engine, which provides an output of 5.5mV
  • Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy
  • Tipped Elliptical diamond
  • Split pole pins with a copper wire
  • All-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth
  • Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)
  • Stylus brush included
  • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

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. The design has been optimized for easy mounting on to a tonearm; the weight and size of all 2M models is well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today's market. The 2M Red and 2M Blue also have interchangeable stylus units, and replacement styli are readily available in the UK.

About the unique 2M design
2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with "Møller Jensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series. 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. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen... 2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet.

The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, with ascending quality as you move from Red - Blue - Bronze - Black. The spectacular 2m Black has become the flagship of 2M, and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges. 2M was also the last product designed by Ortofon's former chief engineer, Per Windfield. He developed the 2M series over the final 2 years of his 30 year tenure with Ortofon. 

2M Verso
The 2M series of cartridges are now also available in a special version, suited for bottom-mount tonearms. The 2M Verso are available to special order.

Specifications

Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 5.5mV
Channel Balance at 1kHz: 1.5dB
Channel Separation at 1kHz: 22dB
Channel Separation at 15kHz: 15dB
Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 22kHz
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +3 / -1dB
Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 70μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 20μm / mN
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 18μm
Tracking Force Range: 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8g (18mN)
Tracking Angle: 20º
Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 1.3kΩ
Internal Inductance: 700mH
Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ
Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 - 300pF
Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Red
Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Red
Accessories: 1 x Stylus Brush
1 x Screwdriver
2 x Screw M2.5 x 5
2 x Screw M2.5 x 7

2M Red

2MR Red

2M Red Premounted

Differing Key Features
Reduced-height 2MR cartridge body No Yes No
Overhead mounting cartridge for installing into a headshell Yes Yes No
Moving magnet cartridge with removable stylus Yes Yes Yes
Supplied pre-installed on a headshell for easy installation No No Yes
Special "verso" model for bottom-mount headshells No No No
Utilises Ortofon's split-pole pin technology to reduce the eddy current and to get a flat frequency response, like with an MC cartridge Yes Yes Yes
Anti-resonant Hopelex body Yes Yes Yes
Can be upgraded with other styli from the Ortofon 2M range Yes Yes Yes
Stylus fits on other models in the Ortofon 2M range No No No
Replacement stylus only No No No
Common Key Features
All-purpose cartridge that delivers an open, dynamic sound
Tipped Elliptical diamond stylus profile
Differing Specifications
Cartridge Weight 7.2 g 6 g 16.7 g
Replacement Stylus For
Common Specifications
Output Voltage (@ 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.) 5.5 mV
Channel Balance (@ 1000Hz) 1.5 dB
Channel Separation (@ 1000Hz) 22 dB
Channel Separation (@ 15000Hz) 15 dB
Frequency Range (@ -3dB) 20 - 22000 Hz
Frequency Response +3 / -1dB 20 - 20000 Hz
Tracking Ability (@ 315Hz at Recommended Tracking Force) 70 μm
Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 20 μm
Stylus Type Tipped Elliptical
Tracking Force Range 1.6 - 2.0 g
Recommended Tracking Force 1.8 g
Tracking Angle 20 °
Internal Impedance 1300 Ω
Internal Inductance 700 mH
Cantilever Material Aluminium Tube
Recommended Load Impedance 47000 Ω
Recommended Load Capacitance 150 - 300 pF

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User Guide

Ortofon HiFi 2M Red Moving Magnet Cartridge

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£95.00 Incl. VAT

      Description

      • All-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.
      • Perfect upgrade cartridge for introductory turntables
      • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

      The 2M Red and 2M Blue are designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Indeed, it is Ortofon's lasting philosophy to only ever play the recorded sound, without colouration. To obtain a flat frequency response, as with a Moving Coil cartridge, Ortofon are using split pole pins in the 2M design, to reduce the eddy current. The split pole pins are an Ortofon invention which was originally presented in the 500 and Super OM series, to great effect.

      The 2M Red and 2M Blue both use the same engine with split pole pins. With this improved engine Ortofon have been able to increase the output to an impressive 5.5 mV.

      Each 2M cartridge model is also available as a 2MR variant. Here, the "R" stands for “Reduced” and relates to the lower cartridge body height. This is suited to certain types of tonearms from manufacturers such as Pro-Ject, Linn and Rega, in order to achieve the correct VTA. To learn more about whether the 2MR might be useful for your system, visit our handy technical page Ortofon 2MR - The Technical Argument Suitable For Riga Turntables

      Features

      • Improved engine, which provides an output of 5.5mV
      • Optimised sound reproduction and high level of sonic accuracy
      • Tipped Elliptical diamond
      • Split pole pins with a copper wire
      • All-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth
      • Supplied with 2 different sets of screws (M2.5 x 5 & M2.5 x 7)
      • Stylus brush included
      • Also available with integrated headshell or verso version

      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. The design has been optimized for easy mounting on to a tonearm; the weight and size of all 2M models is well-suited to fit the most common turntables on today's market. The 2M Red and 2M Blue also have interchangeable stylus units, and replacement styli are readily available in the UK.

      About the unique 2M design
      2M was developed by Ortofon in conjunction with "Møller Jensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who collaborated on the award-winning MC Jubilee cartridge, and the coveted Kontrapunkt series. 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. Ortofon wanted a modern name which would be easy to pronounce around the world, and to remember. Therefore an alpha-numerical name was chosen... 2M means MM, which is simply the common abbreviation for Moving Magnet.

      The 2M range has been structured in the same way as the popular Rondo and Cadenza Moving Coil series, with ascending quality as you move from Red - Blue - Bronze - Black. The spectacular 2m Black has become the flagship of 2M, and all Ortofon moving magnet cartridges. 2M was also the last product designed by Ortofon's former chief engineer, Per Windfield. He developed the 2M series over the final 2 years of his 30 year tenure with Ortofon. 

      2M Verso
      The 2M series of cartridges are now also available in a special version, suited for bottom-mount tonearms. The 2M Verso are available to special order.

      Specifications

      Output Voltage (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec): 5.5mV
      Channel Balance at 1kHz: 1.5dB
      Channel Separation at 1kHz: 22dB
      Channel Separation at 15kHz: 15dB
      Frequency Range (at -3dB): 20Hz - 22kHz
      Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz: +3 / -1dB
      Tracking Ability at 315Hz: Typically 70μm
      Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral: 20μm / mN
      Stylus Type: Elliptical
      Stylus Tip Radius r / R: 8 / 18μm
      Tracking Force Range: 1.6 - 2.0g (16 - 20mN)
      Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8g (18mN)
      Tracking Angle: 20º
      Internal Impedance / DC Resistance: 1.3kΩ
      Internal Inductance: 700mH
      Recommended Load Resistance: 47kΩ
      Recommended Load Capacitance: 150 - 300pF
      Cartridge Colour Body / Stylus: Black / Red
      Cartridge Weight: 7.2g
      Replacement Stylus Unit: Stylus 2M Red
      Accessories: 1 x Stylus Brush
      1 x Screwdriver
      2 x Screw M2.5 x 5
      2 x Screw M2.5 x 7

      2M Red

      2MR Red

      2M Red Premounted

      Differing Key Features
      Reduced-height 2MR cartridge body No Yes No
      Overhead mounting cartridge for installing into a headshell Yes Yes No
      Moving magnet cartridge with removable stylus Yes Yes Yes
      Supplied pre-installed on a headshell for easy installation No No Yes
      Special "verso" model for bottom-mount headshells No No No
      Utilises Ortofon's split-pole pin technology to reduce the eddy current and to get a flat frequency response, like with an MC cartridge Yes Yes Yes
      Anti-resonant Hopelex body Yes Yes Yes
      Can be upgraded with other styli from the Ortofon 2M range Yes Yes Yes
      Stylus fits on other models in the Ortofon 2M range No No No
      Replacement stylus only No No No
      Common Key Features
      All-purpose cartridge that delivers an open, dynamic sound
      Tipped Elliptical diamond stylus profile
      Differing Specifications
      Cartridge Weight 7.2 g 6 g 16.7 g
      Replacement Stylus For
      Common Specifications
      Output Voltage (@ 1000Hz, 5cm/sec.) 5.5 mV
      Channel Balance (@ 1000Hz) 1.5 dB
      Channel Separation (@ 1000Hz) 22 dB
      Channel Separation (@ 15000Hz) 15 dB
      Frequency Range (@ -3dB) 20 - 22000 Hz
      Frequency Response +3 / -1dB 20 - 20000 Hz
      Tracking Ability (@ 315Hz at Recommended Tracking Force) 70 μm
      Compliance, Dynamic, Lateral 20 μm
      Stylus Type Tipped Elliptical
      Tracking Force Range 1.6 - 2.0 g
      Recommended Tracking Force 1.8 g
      Tracking Angle 20 °
      Internal Impedance 1300 Ω
      Internal Inductance 700 mH
      Cantilever Material Aluminium Tube
      Recommended Load Impedance 47000 Ω
      Recommended Load Capacitance 150 - 300 pF

      Downloads

      Product Info Sheet

      User Guide

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