Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge

Regular price $139.00

We say: The Ortofon 2M Red is unbeatable in the sub $200 category. This is a modern design, compared to competitors that are still producing cartridges designed in the seventies.

Features

  • 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

 

What they say;

The Audio Beat, August 2016
Exploring Ortofon's 2M Lineup
by Marc Mickelson

"...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 as well as the wide price range across the line... The differences among the four stereo 2M models occur in three primary areas: stylus profile, body material, and engine ..."

Specifications

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)