Ortofon 2M Red Moving Magnet Cartridge

Ortofon
2M Red
9 In stock
$99.00
The Ortofon 2M Red is one of the most popular cartridges on the market. It offers a balanced sound and a sturdy cantilever design. The 2M Red is an industry standard and is the entry-level audiophile cartridge of choice here at the Audio Exchange. It features a tipped Elliptical diamond stylus,...
$99.00
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The Ortofon 2M Red is one of the most popular cartridges on the market. It offers a balanced sound and a sturdy cantilever design. The 2M Red is an industry standard and is the entry-level audiophile cartridge of choice here at the Audio Exchange. It features a tipped Elliptical diamond stylus, a moving magnet design, and a balanced, clean output. The 2M Red is easy to mount and fits most turntables and when you're ready to upgrade, you can easily swap the stylus with the 2M Blue stylus.

 Technical Specs:

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 - 1.6-2.0 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
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell weight - 20 g
2M PnP MkII cartridge with integrated headshell length - 52 mm

Replacement stylus unit - 2M Red 

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

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