The 2M Series of cartridges is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Ortofon's philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound.
The name 2M was selected from several ideas. Ortofon wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and remember, and therefore an alphanumerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet.
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.
2M Blue Series Features:
an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV
Nude Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire
2M Blue Series Specifications:
Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 5mV
Channel balance at 1kHz: 1,5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz: 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
Frequency range at - 3 dB: 20-25.000 Hz
Frequency response: 20-20.000 + 2 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 80 micrometers
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 micrometers/mN
Stylus type: Nude Elliptical
Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 micrometers
Tracking force range: 1,6-2,0g (16-20 mN)
Tracking force, recommended: 1,8 g (18 mN)
Tracking angle: 20 degrees
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/Blue
Cartridge weight: 7,2g
Replacement stylus unit: 2M Blue (interchangeable with 2M Red)
Have a functionality, compatibility, or otherwise product-specific question about this product? Ask it here! If you have a customer service or shipping question, please direct it to our customer service department