Ortofon 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge - AVStore
Ortofon 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge - AVStore
Ortofon 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge - AVStore
Ortofon 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge - AVStore
Ortofon 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge - AVStore
Ortofon 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge - AVStore

Ortofon 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge

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2M RED

The 2M Red features a tipped Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire. 

An improved engine provides an increased output of 5.5 mV and an optimized sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy.

The cartridge body is manufactured from Hopelex, which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.

Ortofon have optimized 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.

2M Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth.Maintenance Set included the package

2M Red Maintenance Set included the package:

  • 1 x Stylus brush
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 5
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 7 

2M Red Verso Maintenance Set included the package*:

  • 1 x Stylus brush
  • 1 x Allen key Torx 6
  • 1 x Allen key Torx 8
  • 2 x Screw M2,0 x 6

*Not all parts from the 2M Red Verso package appear in the picture

The 2M Red Verso model is an alternative product for bottom mount headshells

How to replace M2,0 mm screws on 2M Red Verso

1. Remove the stylus with the stylus protection guard from the cartridge body to avoid any damage to the diamond.
2. Using Torx 8 key, unscrew the black screw from the Verso top plate.
3. Remove the top plate from the cartridge body by pulling the screws off.
4. Remove the two countersunk screws from the top plate.
5. Insert the two M2,0 mm screws in the top plate.
6. Mount the top plate on the cartridge body. Hold the top plate with screw-threads hanging down and turn the cartridge body 180 degrees. Mount from above.
7. Mount the black screw in the top plate and tighten with appropriate force.
8. Mount the cartridge on the tonearm using the enclosed tool.
9. Mount the stylus with the stylus protection guard on the cartridge body.

The 2M Series is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove

The 2M Series is developed in conjunction with the Danish Industrial 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.

The name 2M was selected from among several ideas. Ortofon 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.

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.

Each of the 2M Series cartridges has its own individual sonic expression, and all five models together represent the ensemble of five classic variations:

  • 2M Mono SE, 2M Mono and 2M 78 are a true mono cartridges for playing mono vinyl records
  • 2M Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth
  • 2M Blue adds more dynamics and resolution, sounds more open and reproduces more details
  • 2M Bronze adds even more details and resolution but in a very evenhanded way that pays respect to all elements
  • 2M Black is the best of everything, true to the groove with resolution and accurate insight into each recording

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 OM Super series.   

Ortofon have optimized 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.

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 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

1.6-2.0 g (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

2M standard and 2M Verso cartridges weight

7.2 g

Replacement stylus unit

2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue and 2M Silver)

Stylus lifetime

with proper care we find that up to 1000 hours is possible without degradation of performance

2M Series styli interchangeability

The 2M Series' engines, coils and magnets configurations are not identical: Red and Blue are identical, so are the Bronze and Black and so are the true mono variants 2M Mono and 2M 78. Likewise, 2M series styli are interchangeable within the below combinations: 

  • 2M Red, 2M Blue and 2M Silver
  • 2M Bronze, 2M Black and 2M Black LVB 250
  • 2M Mono and 2M 78