Ortofon 2M Red HiFi Phono Cartridge With Elliptical Diamond Stylus

Model: 2MRED UPC: 5705796080018 Item: 163581


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Ortofon 2M Red HiFi Phono Cartridge with Elliptical Diamond Stylus Overview

Built for accurate, consistent sound, the Ortofon 2M Red HiFi Phono Cartridge with Elliptical Diamond Stylus is the ideal upgrade for your record player. This turntable stylus features a split pole pin design, which offers a flat frequency response. As a result, the audio playback from the vinyl record is as accurate and warm as possible. The mounting cartridge is compatible with virtually any modern record player, and the weight and size are designed for versatile audio playback on a wide variety of tone arms. Made for precision and convenience, this record needle also features an improved engine, which offers increased output of 5.5 mV. Finally, the tipped Elliptical diamond pin record needle design is similar to the turntable stylus used to cut records, allowing the needle to sit deeper in the record groove for a more accurate sound.

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2M HiFi Phono Cartridge With Elliptical Diamond Stylus

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 Red Series Features:

  • an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5mV
  • a tipped Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire


2M Red Series Specifications:

  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 5,5 mV
  • Channel balance at 1kHz: 1,5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz: 22 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
  • Frequency range at - 3 dB: 20-22.000 Hz
  • Frequency response: 20-20.000 + 3 / - 1 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 70 micrometers
  • Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 micrometers/mN
  • Stylus type: 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/Red
  • Cartridge weight: 7,2g
  • Replacement stylus unit: 2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue)
  • Stylus protection guard: 2M Red


What's In The Box:

  • 1 x Stylus brush
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 5
  • 2 x Screw M2,5 x 7

Product highlights

  • Moving Magnet record player needle 
  • Elliptical stylus allows for more accurate audio playback
  • Convenient mounting design allows for easy, simple installation
  • Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec: 5.5 mV
  • Frequency response: 20 - 22.000 Hz +3/-1 dB
  • Frequency range at - 3 dB: 20 - 22.000 Hz
  • Tracking ability at 315 Hz (at recommended tracking force): 70 micrometers
  • Universal mounting system designed to fit virtually any record player
  • Ideal size and weight for optimal playback quality
  • Split pole pins provide flat frequency response for accurate portrayal of audio 
  • Elegant, sophisticated aesthetic
  • Weight: 7.2 g
  • Warranty: 1 Year (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for all brands we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and product support


Customer Reviews for Ortofon 2M Red HiFi Phono Cartridge With Elliptical Diamond Stylus

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Good compromise between quality and price.
Bought this to upgrade the cartridge that came on the Denon 300F turntable. Have read, seen, heard nothing but good things about this cartridge. So far, very pleased, without having to take a second mortgage.
June 27, 2020
6 months ago
Great cartridge
Great upgrade from the stock at95e on my turntable! Probably best bang for your buck for a novice setup. Shipped fast!
March 4, 2020
9 months ago
Worth the money!!!!
Outstanding upgrade! The cartridge has a wider frequency range and much lighter tracking!
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February 3, 2020
10 months ago
Definitely an upgrade for my turntable !
August 14, 2018
Best cartridge for the price
I own a medium quality TT, nothing superb. This cartridge is the best I used so far. The price of $99 is a bargain
September 29, 2017
over 3 years ago


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I needed one.
mbokon on Sep 18, 2020
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LILIANA C on Sep 14, 2017
I needed one.
mbokon on Sep 18, 2020
Good reviews
John C on Mar 4, 2019
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LILIANA C on Sep 14, 2017
Good reviews
John C on Mar 4, 2019
It's the p mount?
A shopper on Jun 14, 2018
  The 2M Red is a standard mounting cartridge. We don't have any P-Mount cartridges available at this time.
Is this a moving magnet cartridge?
A shopper on Nov 7, 2017
  This is a moving magnet.