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Ortofon - 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge

Ortofon - 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge

Ortofon - 2M Red - Moving Magnet Cartridge 

Get ready to be blown away by this phenomenal cartridge! The Ortofon 2M Red cartridge performs above and beyond its price level and is a great way to improve the sound of your set up. Built on the Ortofon principle to create cartridges that recreate sound without coloring it, the 2M Red affords an accurate, transparent and convincing display of your recordings. While being one of the best sounding cartridges at its level, Ortofon has also taken into account size and weight, designing this cartridge for easy mounting onto most common turntables. Achieve high fidelity sound at an affordable price with the Ortofon 2M Red!

2M is developed together with the Danish designer "MøllerJensen Design" from Copenhagen, Denmark - the same designer who designed the award winning cartridge MC Jubilee and the 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. We wanted a modern name which should be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet. We are using the same names on our 2M series as we use at our Rondo series: Red, Blue and Bronze. The 2M Black will become the flagship of 2M. 2M was the last product of our former chief engineer Per Windfield. He has worked with the 2M for the last two years.

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 Super OM series.

We 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.

SPECIFICATIONS:

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 range at - 3dB
        20-22.000 Hz

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
        1.6-2.0g (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 weight
7.2g

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