Ortofon 2M Red Plug and Play Phono Cartridge

Model: 2MREDPNP UPC: 5705796080131 Item: 164550


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Ortofon 2M Red Plug and Play Phono Cartridge Overview

Designed for optimum sound accuracy when playing vinyl records, the Ortofon 2M Red Plug and Play Phono Cartridge preserves the audio quality of the original recording of your vinyl, allowing you to experience it with the exceptionally accurate sound. This turntable cartridge features Ortofon's split pole pin design, which enables the moving magnet cartridge to have a flat frequency response similar to that of moving coil cartridges. The elliptical stylus design offers exceptional record tracking as it flows through the grooves of your favorite album, preventing unwanted distortion as the signal travels from the record, through the record needle to your speakers. The versatile size, weight and mounting mechanism ensures you can attach it to most tonearms for added convenience, while also being compatible with a wide variety of phono preamps. Finally, the bold, red color adds a unique aesthetic to your turntable. 

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  • Moving magnet (MM) turntable stylus offers high output signal
  • Split pole pins offer flat frequency response similar to that of moving coil (MC) cartridge
  • Elliptical stylus follows groove with exceptional accuracy for less distortion from the record needle
  • Output voltage of 1000 Hz 5 cm/sec: 5.5 mV
  • Channel balance of 1.5 dB
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz: 22 dB
  • Channel separation at 15 kHz: 15 dB
  • Frequency range at -3 dB: 20 to 20.000 Hz
  • Frequency response of 20-20.000 Hz +3 / -1 dB
  • Tracking ability (315 Hz, lateral) of 70 micrometers
  • Tracking angle: 20 degrees
  • Universal mounting system fits a wide variety of tonearms
  • Practical and elegant solution with plug-and-play design for easy mounting and replacement
  • Dimensions: 0.71” H x 0.73” W x 0.94" D 
  • Weight: .25 oz.
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2M Red Plug and Play 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 mu m/mN
  • Stylus type: Elliptical
  • Stylus tip radius: r/R 8/18 µm
  • 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: 7,2 g


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Can the Ortofon Red Plug and Play cartidge be used on straight tone arms like the Teac 300? I really need a ready mount as I am paraplegic and find it very difficult to mount a cartridge myself. I really want a nice upgrade and increased output. I am very happy with the overall sound quality of this table, but it could use just a little more oomph on some of my older recordings.
John L on Mar 21, 2018
  Unfortunately this will not work because the TEAC TN-300 headshell is angled relative to the mounting socket and the Ortofon is straight. We can offer to mount a cartridge on a universal headshell if you would like, please call us to discuss options.