Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

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Ortofon 2M Red 

Unbeatable in the sub $200 category

The Ortofon 2M Red is certainly a very entertaining cartridge, providing a big, solid, spacious sound with good detail and excellent dynamics. The delivery is crisp and punchy across the entire frequency range, with a particularly nicely textured bass, and can be very impressive on well-recorded material.


  • A tipped elliptical diamond 
  • An improved engine, with split pole pins and copper wire, for higher output and dynamics
  • A body made of resonance reducing Hopelex

"...The 2M line has become a de-facto reference for moving-magnet cartridges...it is due to both the sound quality of the various 2M models"



    Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  -  5.5 mV
    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
    Compliance, dynamic, lateral  -  20 µm/mN
    Stylus type  -  Elliptical
    Tracking force range  -  1.6-2.0 g (16-20 mN)
    Tracking force, recommended  - 1.8 g (18 mN)
    Internal impedance, DC resistance  -  1.3 kOhm
    Internal inductance  -  700 mH
    Recommended load resistance  -  47 kOhm
    Recommended load capacitance  -  150-300 pF
    Replacement stylus unit  -  2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue and 2M silver) 

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