Ortofon: 2M Red

MM Pickup

NOK1 100,00 inkl. mva.


Ortofon 2M Red, 2M Red Verso and 2M Red PnP

The 2M Series of cartridges is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove. Our philosophy is to play the record sound as accurate as possible, without coloring the sound 

The name 2M was selected among several ideas. We wanted a modern name that would be easy to pronounce and to remember, and therefore an alpha numerical name was chosen. 2M means MM, which is the abbreviation for moving magnet. 

The 2M series of cartridges feature 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, weight and size to fit the most common turntables at the market today. 2M Series provides excellent compatibility in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

The 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 wire2M Red Verso hifisite

The 2M Red Verso is an alternative product for bottom mount tonearms

To find the recommended Ortofon replacement cartridge for your turmtable/tonearm please visit our Replacement cartridges selector ». 

Technical data 2M Red / 2M Red Verso

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 1,6-2,0g (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 
Cartridge weight 7,2 g 
Replacement stylus unit 2M Red (interchangeable with 2M Blue) 
Stylus protection guard 2M Red