Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge that is pre-mounted on a sleek metallic SH-4 headshell.
The Ortofon 2M Blue is a top-of-the-line moving magnet cartridge that delivers exceptional sound quality and performance. It features a Nude Elliptical diamond stylus, which is carefully shaped to follow the grooves of your vinyl records with precision and accuracy. The stylus is mounted on a set of split pole pins, which help to increase the cartridge's overall sensitivity and improve its tracking ability. Additionally, the 2M Blue uses a high-quality copper wire, which helps to provide a clear and detailed sound that is faithful to the original recording.
One of the standout features of the Ortofon 2M Blue is its compatibility. It is designed to be easy to mount on a wide range of turntables, and it is also well-suited to use with a variety of phono preamps. This makes it an excellent choice for audiophiles who are looking to set up a high-quality vinyl playback system that can adapt to their changing needs and preferences.
In terms of sound quality, the Ortofon 2M Blue really shines. It delivers more dynamics and resolution than the 2M Red model, and it sounds more open and transparent as well. This means that you'll be able to hear more of the subtle details and nuances in your favorite vinyl records, and you'll be able to experience the music in a way that is much more true to the artist's original vision.
Overall, the Ortofon 2M Blue is an excellent choice for anyone who is serious about getting the most out of their vinyl collection. Its combination of high-quality construction, excellent compatibility, and exceptional sound quality make it a top pick for audiophiles and vinyl enthusiasts alike.
|Output voltage (1kHz), 5cm/sec
|Channel balance (1kHz)
|Channel separation (1kHz)
|Channel separation (15kHz)
|Frequency range (-3dB)
||20-20,000 Hz +2/-1 dB
|Tracking ability (315Hz)
|Compliance, dynamic, lateral
|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)
|Recommended load resistance
|Recommended load capacitance
|2M PnP MkII weight (w/ integrated headshell)
|2M PnP MkII length (w/ integrated headshell)
Replacement stylus unit - 2M Blue (interchangeable with 2M Red 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 and 2M Black
- 2M Mono and 2M 78