Ortofon

Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge

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  • $195.00
  • Regular price $369.00
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The 2M Series is designed for precise and accurate retrieval of the information in the record groove

The 2M Series is developed in conjunction with the Danish Industrial designer Møller Jensen Design – the same designer who designed the award winning MC Jubilee and Kontrapunkt series. Inspired by the facets of a diamond, whose contours gracefully trace the grooves on a record’s surface, the 2M’s handsome elegance establishes a great combination of form and functionality.

The name 2M was selected from among several ideas. We 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.

Of course the 2M isn’t just another pretty face. It has been engineered to the highest standards and is congruent with Ortofon’s unrelenting commitment to providing the most precise and accurate reproduction possible without coloration.

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 OM Super 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.

The 2M Series provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems and with a wide variety of phono preamps.

The 2M Blue cartridge features:

  • an improved engine, which provides an increased output of 5.5 mV and an optimized sound reproduction and a high level of sonic accuracy.
  • Nude Elliptical diamond and split pole pins with a copper wire.
  • The cartridge body is manufactured from Hopelex, an environment-friendly material which ensures high rigidity while eliminating unwanted resonances.

Specifications

Output voltage @ 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. 1.5 mV
Channel balance @ 1 kHz: 1.5 dB
Channel separation @ 1 kHz: 25 dB
Frequency response: 20-20.000 Hz + 2 / - 1 dB
Tracking ability @ 315Hz at recommended tracking force: 80 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral: 20 µm/mN
Stylus type: Nude 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
Cartridge colour, body/stylus: Black/Blue
Cartridge weight: 7.2 g
Stylus Replacement: 2M Blue
(interchangeable with 2M Red and 2M Silver)

* Specifications subject to change without notice