The Ortofon 2M Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth. Ortofon has optimized the design for ease of mounting and the weight and size is designed 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.
We have a large quantity of 2M Red in OEM form at a very special price. OEM means no fancy packaging just the cartridge and screws
Ortofon 2M Red Features and Specifications:
- an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5 mV and optimized sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy.
- a tipped Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire.
- the cartridge body is manufactured from Hopelex, an environment-friendly material that ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.
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
Compatibility with Rega brand TT/TA:
REGA brand cartridges’ height from the stylus tip to the top cartridge mounting surface is lower than standard. Therefore you would need spacers to ensure the correct set-up of the Ortofon cartridge.
Adjusting the height of your Rega tonearm is easy with a Spacer Set. It allows you to adjust the height
3.2 – 4 mm spacers should be enough for a 2M cartridge.