2M Red | MM Phono Cartridge


Press awards:



 - Wide dynamic range
 - Clean, grainless sound
 - Elliptical diamond



All Ortofon 2M models were developed in conjunction with the Danish designer Moeller Jensen Design and are inspired by the facets of a diamond. All 2M models include Ortofon’s trademark split pole pins, which provide Moving Magnet cartridges with a flat frequency response, as it is the case with Moving Coil models. Furthermost, Ortofon suggest that with proper care, it is possible to achieve 1000 usage hours without degradation of performance.

The Ortofon 2M RED features an improved engine and an Elliptical diamond that ensures an optimized and highly accurate sound reproduction. The 2M Red presents an open dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth. The cartridge’s body is manufactured from Hopelex, which is an environment-friendly material that ensures high rigidity and eliminates unwanted resonances.


Technical 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  -  1.6-2.0 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
2M standard and 2M Verso cartridges weight  -  7.2 g